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Dingstopple Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Llawhaden (Llanhuadain), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8322 / 51°49'55"N

Longitude: -4.8156 / 4°48'56"W

OS Eastings: 206096

OS Northings: 218587

OS Grid: SN060185

Mapcode National: GBR CS.VN6H

Mapcode Global: VH2NY.H61T

Entry Name: Dingstopple Castle Mound

Scheduled Date: 6 June 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3033

Cadw Legacy ID: PE183

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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. Dingstopple Castle Mound stands to a height of c 3m with a c 6m chamber across summit which is saucer shaped. There is a ditch 4 to 5m wide all around, partly formed by a small stream on the east.

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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