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Latitude: 52.0588 / 52°3'31"N
Longitude: -3.1816 / 3°10'53"W
OS Eastings: 319087
OS Northings: 240701
OS Grid: SO190407
Mapcode National: GBR YY.DKFJ
Mapcode Global: VH6BH.SJX3
Entry Name: Castle Tump
Source ID: 2611
Cadw Legacy ID: RD135
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Glasbury (Y Clas-ar-wy)
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. Castle Tump, also known as Llowes Castle, is a motte c.28m in diameter and c.4.2m high, surrounded by a ditch except on the south-west, where it adjoins the old river channel of the Wye. An adjacent rectilinear cropmark may be associated with the motte.
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.