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Castell

A Scheduled Monument in Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7996 / 51°47'58"N

Longitude: -4.6772 / 4°40'37"W

OS Eastings: 215496

OS Northings: 214612

OS Grid: SN154146

Mapcode National: GBR CZ.XSL8

Mapcode Global: VH2P6.W166

Entry Name: Castell

Scheduled Date: 18 May 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2043

Cadw Legacy ID: PE177

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Ringwork

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved castle-ringwork, which dates to the early part of the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485). It is cirular in plan and defended by a bank and ditch. The internal diameter is 90ft.

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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