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Latitude: 51.8899 / 51°53'23"N
Longitude: -5.0598 / 5°3'35"W
OS Eastings: 189542
OS Northings: 225685
OS Grid: SM895256
Mapcode National: GBR CG.R1M9
Mapcode Global: VH1QZ.7RYL
Entry Name: Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 22 November 1950
Source ID: 704
Cadw Legacy ID: PE221
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Hayscastle (Cas-lai)
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 originally surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone. The motte here measures c 5m high and is c 35m in diameter at the base and 15m at the top. The ditch is traceable to the north and south west measuring up to 7m across.
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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