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Latitude: 51.4136 / 51°24'48"N
Longitude: -3.468 / 3°28'4"W
OS Eastings: 298006
OS Northings: 169307
OS Grid: SS980693
Mapcode National: GBR HK.Q0F3
Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.TQZQ
Entry Name: Bedford Castle
Source ID: 3503
Cadw Legacy ID: GM113
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a motte dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone.
The site consists of a small grass covered mound in the corner of a field south of Llanmaes church. The mound is roughly circular, 10m in diameter and 0.8m high, with a flattish top.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both structural evidence and intact associated deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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