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Latitude: 52.4998 / 52°29'59"N
Longitude: -3.0461 / 3°2'45"W
OS Eastings: 329083
OS Northings: 289610
OS Grid: SO290896
Mapcode National: GBR B4.HNQ3
Mapcode Global: VH75X.5F0J
Entry Name: Bishop's Moat Mound & Bailey Castle
Source ID: 716
Cadw Legacy ID: MG092
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Motte & Bailey
Civil Parish: Mainstone
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Mainstone
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period. A motte and bailey castle comprises a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil or stone (the motte) surrounded by, or adjacent to, one or more embanked enclosures (the bailey). Both may be surrounded by wet or dry ditches and could be further strengthened with palisades, revetments, and/or a tower on top of the motte.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive organisation. The well-preserved monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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