Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Castell Pen-Gawsai

A Scheduled Monument in Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9188 / 51°55'7"N

Longitude: -4.7493 / 4°44'57"W

OS Eastings: 211027

OS Northings: 228050

OS Grid: SN110280

Mapcode National: GBR CW.P6M5

Mapcode Global: VH2NL.M1LC

Entry Name: Castell Pen-Gawsai

Scheduled Date: 18 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3723

Cadw Legacy ID: PE289

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Earthwork (unclassified)

Period: Early Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork ringwork likely to date to the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485). It is oval shaped and measures 24m by 20m overall and comprises a well preserved bank 3.3m high externally, 1.3-1.8m high internally enclosing a possible building site measuring 9m by 6m. There is a possible entrance on the south east side and a surrounding ditch surviving to a depth of 0.3-0.6m.

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

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.