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Latitude: 51.951 / 51°57'3"N
Longitude: -4.592 / 4°35'31"W
OS Eastings: 221966
OS Northings: 231230
OS Grid: SN219312
Mapcode National: GBR D2.M9M0
Mapcode Global: VH2NH.C776
Entry Name: Castle Mound, Llanfyrnach
Source ID: 3711
Cadw Legacy ID: PE097
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). The motte stands to about 6m high and has a summit 18 metres in diameter. A depression in the centre lined with stone foundations is problematic. There is a road all round the east and south side and a modern house to the north, so that any bailey that once may have existed is probably now unrecognisable.
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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