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Latitude: 51.8651 / 51°51'54"N
Longitude: -4.789 / 4°47'20"W
OS Eastings: 208064
OS Northings: 222182
OS Grid: SN080221
Mapcode National: GBR CT.SNRL
Mapcode Global: VH2NR.YD21
Entry Name: Castell-y-Fran
Scheduled Date: 6 June 1950
Source ID: 3035
Cadw Legacy ID: PE185
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: New Moat (Y Mot)
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-y-Fran measures 25ft in diameter across the top and stands to a height of 15ft. It is lightly concave and appears to have one had a trench cut across it. There is very slight sign of a ditch. 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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