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Cwrt y Person Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Meifod, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7128 / 52°42'46"N

Longitude: -3.2543 / 3°15'15"W

OS Eastings: 315363

OS Northings: 313529

OS Grid: SJ153135

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.25H5

Mapcode Global: WH79F.Z2HN

Entry Name: Cwrt y Person Moated Site

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2014

Cadw Legacy ID: MG166

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Built-Up Area: Meifod

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead.

It forms a square moated site in the flood plain of the Afon Vyrnwy, north of the village of Meifod. The internal platform measures 24m N-S x 28m E-W, and there is a causeway entrnace on the SE side. Earthworks in the surrounding pasture may reflect associated drains or other structural remains. The church in Meifod was once the burial place of the princes of Powys. Placename evidence suggests the site may have contained the residnce of the medieval parson.

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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