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Court Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 52.0218 / 52°1'18"N

Longitude: -4.719 / 4°43'8"W

OS Eastings: 213540

OS Northings: 239417

OS Grid: SN135394

Mapcode National: GBR CX.GVHK

Mapcode Global: VH2N1.5F4Z

Entry Name: Court Moated Site

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3543

Cadw Legacy ID: PE303

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Eglwyswrw

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It consists of an platform c 45m square surrounded by a flat bottomed rock cut ditch c 6m in width and 1m deep partly filled in on the south. It may be set within the remains of an enclosure as there is a bank on the north with a maximum height of c 1.5m, and another on the west in use as a hedge bank.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence.

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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