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Latitude: 52.0957 / 52°5'44"N
Longitude: -3.2779 / 3°16'40"W
OS Eastings: 312555
OS Northings: 244926
OS Grid: SO125449
Mapcode National: GBR YT.B5K3
Mapcode Global: VH6B8.4LG8
Entry Name: Castle Mound 400m N of Cefnige
Source ID: 504
Cadw Legacy ID: RD071
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
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. This site, also known as Llandeilo Graban Motte, is situated near the end of a ridge running eastwards between two streams. It is c.34m in diameter at its base and stands up to c.7m above the base of the ditch, which is c.7m wide and c.2m deep. The summit is c.20m in diameter and is flat with no obvious structural features.
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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