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Castell Waunberllan

A Scheduled Monument in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9546 / 51°57'16"N

Longitude: -3.7916 / 3°47'29"W

OS Eastings: 276976

OS Northings: 229969

OS Grid: SN769299

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.M44K

Mapcode Global: VH5F9.74CG

Entry Name: Castell Waunberllan

Scheduled Date: 17 June 1991

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 652

Cadw Legacy ID: CM251

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Myddfai

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


Castell Waunberllan comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It is located in permanent pasture on the flood plain of the Afon Bran. A clearly defined raised platform measuring 25m by 15m is surrounded on all four sides by a shallow ditch averaging 0.8m deep and varying from 2.5 - 4m wide. A low outer bank is apparent on the SW, NW and NE sides of the ditch measuring up to 6m wide.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is broadly rectangular and measures 60m NE - SW by 50m transversely. The S edge of the scheduled area follows the fence line.

Source: Cadw

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