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Latitude: 51.9191 / 51°55'8"N
Longitude: -4.5495 / 4°32'58"W
OS Eastings: 224768
OS Northings: 227580
OS Grid: SN247275
Mapcode National: GBR D4.P85X
Mapcode Global: VH2NQ.3174
Entry Name: Castell Bach
Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951
Source ID: 667
Cadw Legacy ID: CM129
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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. Castell Bach measures 20ft high and 60ft in diameter across the top of the mound. There is a ditch on three sides and the ground falls away steeply on the fourth.
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.