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Castell Caer Wedros

A Scheduled Monument in Llandysiliogogo, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1763 / 52°10'34"N

Longitude: -4.3761 / 4°22'33"W

OS Eastings: 237623

OS Northings: 255772

OS Grid: SN376557

Mapcode National: GBR DC.535P

Mapcode Global: VH3JX.3KCJ

Entry Name: Castell Caer Wedros

Scheduled Date: 15 September 1949

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 513

Cadw Legacy ID: CD087

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llandysiliogogo

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


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. The motte at Castell Caer Wedros is c.5m high and c.12m in diameter across the top, and is surrounded by a rock cut ditch and an outer bank c.10m wide which stands c.2.6m to c.3.3m high above the ditch. The outer bank survives well on the west, south and east, but is largely lost in gardens on the north. The ground falls away on the west and south, and there are slight traces of a further, outer, ditch on the south-east. The castle is recorded as an English foundation which was destroyed in 1137.

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.

Source: Cadw

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