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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 ID: 160
Cadw Legacy ID: MG214
Schedule Class: Defence
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.
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