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Crugyn Tump Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Beguildy (Bugeildy), Powys

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Latitude: 52.4231 / 52°25'23"N

Longitude: -3.2238 / 3°13'25"W

OS Eastings: 316874

OS Northings: 281268

OS Grid: SO168812

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.NDZ0

Mapcode Global: VH68R.2CKB

Entry Name: Crugyn Tump Castle Mound

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1939

Cadw Legacy ID: RD086

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Beguildy (Bugeildy)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a possible motte, 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. Crugyn Tump measures c.70m north-west to south-east by c.48m, and is between c.3m and c.5m high. It is natural in origin but enjoys wide views and may have been exploited as a strongpoint for this reason.

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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