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Latitude: 52.2766 / 52°16'35"N
Longitude: -3.0616 / 3°3'41"W
OS Eastings: 327669
OS Northings: 264808
OS Grid: SO276648
Mapcode National: GBR B3.YQY5
Mapcode Global: VH771.W1BK
Entry Name: Discoed Castle Mound
Source ID: 2589
Cadw Legacy ID: RD059
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Whitton (Llanddewi yn Hwytyn)
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. This site stands on a spur between two valleys, commanding good views of the area. It appears to have been constructed by tipping material out from a natural spur, and is unusually small, being only c.20m north-north-east to south-south-west by c.16m; it reaches a height of c.2m on the west. There is no sign of any ditch. It may never have been completed.
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.
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