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Carreghofa Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Llanyblodwel, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7921 / 52°47'31"N

Longitude: -3.1067 / 3°6'24"W

OS Eastings: 325465

OS Northings: 322191

OS Grid: SJ254221

Mapcode National: GBR 71.X1V3

Mapcode Global: WH794.72VT

Entry Name: Carreghofa Castle

Scheduled Date: 11 July 1988

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 160

Cadw Legacy ID: MG214

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Ringwork

Period: Medieval

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Llanyblodwel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Llanymynech St Agatha

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield


The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved castle-ringwork, which dates to the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485). The monument takes the forms of a promontory ringwork defined by a semi-circular bank, c 1.5m high and 1-2m wide, with an outer ditch, c 4m wide. The internal area is c 30m N-S x 15m (maximum) and shows no internal features except a small depression. There is no sign of an entrance although not certainly identified is Carreghoon Castle, the monument is a well preserved ringwork, probably of Medieval date.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, organisation and defence. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. It is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, 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.

Source: Cadw

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