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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
Source ID: 2199
Cadw Legacy ID: FL061
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Flint (Y Fflint)
Traditional County: Flintshire
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.