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Latitude: 52.2657 / 52°15'56"N
Longitude: -3.0763 / 3°4'34"W
OS Eastings: 326645
OS Northings: 263609
OS Grid: SO266636
Mapcode National: GBR B3.ZF8S
Mapcode Global: VH771.M9KY
Entry Name: Castle Ring
Source ID: 2590
Cadw Legacy ID: RD062
Schedule Class: Monument
Community: Old Radnor (Pencraig)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. Castle Ring is set on the edge of a spur overlooking the Walton Basin, but the natural slopes only really afford any protection on the south-west. It is roughly oval in shape, measuring c.136m north-west to south-east by c.106m, though there is an angular corner on the north. The defences consist of a bank up to c.3m high above the bottom of a c.3m-wide ditch, with an external counterscarp bank up to c.1.5m high; the latter is only really clearly marked on the south-west and north-west, though a short section survives on the north-east. There are simple entrance gaps at the north-west and south-east.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric or medieval defensive organisation and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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