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Latitude: 51.4851 / 51°29'6"N
Longitude: -3.4113 / 3°24'40"W
OS Eastings: 302098
OS Northings: 177188
OS Grid: ST020771
Mapcode National: GBR HM.KNN7
Mapcode Global: VH6F2.TXFW
Entry Name: Castell Tal-y-Fan
Scheduled Date: 28 April 1982
Source ID: 3683
Cadw Legacy ID: GM421
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Welsh St. Donats (Llanddunwyd)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of the remains of a medieval castle situated on a knoll of high ground 3.5km north-east of Cowbridge. It has artificially scarped slopes on all sides save the south, with a wide ditch running around the south, south-west and east. A curtain wall encloses the knoll and would have protected a keep and other associated castle buildings. It was strategically placed to protect the road running north from Cowbridge.
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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