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Castle Mound, Llanfyrnach

A Scheduled Monument in Crymych, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3711

Cadw Legacy ID: PE097

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Crymych

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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