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Latitude: 53.0316 / 53°1'53"N
Longitude: -3.0476 / 3°2'51"W
OS Eastings: 329844
OS Northings: 348773
OS Grid: SJ298487
Mapcode National: GBR 73.F46S
Mapcode Global: WH894.5216
Entry Name: Cadwgan Hall Mound
Source ID: 1019
Cadw Legacy ID: DE131
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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. Cadwgan Hall mound is part natural hillock and part earthwork, situated within a small field, lying to the east of a section of Offa's Dyke (DE132). The mound is approximately 42m in diameter and 2.5m high, with the remains of an air-raid shelter cut into the north-west slope of the site. A slight hollow on its west side may be the trace of a ditch. A hoard of armour is traditionally said to have been dug out of the mound.
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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