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Latitude: 51.9122 / 51°54'43"N
Longitude: -4.8444 / 4°50'39"W
OS Eastings: 204456
OS Northings: 227561
OS Grid: SN044275
Mapcode National: GBR CR.PM1T
Mapcode Global: VH1R2.Z69G
Entry Name: Castell Hendre
Scheduled Date: 14 March 1951
Source ID: 3053
Cadw Legacy ID: PE240
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Puncheston (Cas-mael)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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 Hendre motte measures 45ft in diameter across the top and stands to a height of 15ft. It is an irregular oval shape and is somewhat misshapen on the south side.
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.
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