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Bryn Castell

A Scheduled Monument in Caerhun, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2303 / 53°13'49"N

Longitude: -3.8212 / 3°49'16"W

OS Eastings: 278531

OS Northings: 371908

OS Grid: SH785719

Mapcode National: GBR 63.0G88

Mapcode Global: WH65J.82NF

Entry Name: Bryn Castell

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3399

Cadw Legacy ID: CN092

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Conwy

Community: Caerhun

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


Motte castle commanding crossing of R Conway at Tal y Cafan. A tree-covered mound, just over 100m in circumference and 4.5m high. The top measures 16m N-S by 10m E-W. Stone robbing has removed a part of the E side of the mound. There are no signs of a bailey.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement and defence. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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