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Bryn Castell Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Flint (Y Fflint), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2532 / 53°15'11"N

Longitude: -3.1641 / 3°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 322428

OS Northings: 373540

OS Grid: SJ224735

Mapcode National: GBR 6ZBT.SJ

Mapcode Global: WH76S.CHHD

Entry Name: Bryn Castell Castle Mound

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2199

Cadw Legacy ID: FL061

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Flint (Y Fflint)

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, 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 motte stands to a height of 18ft and has a flattened top with a diameter of 25ft. There is a large hole cut into the top of the motte, measuring 7ft deep, which is continued as a trench down the west side.

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.

Source: Cadw

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