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Earthworks south west of Church

A Scheduled Monument in Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.1893 / 52°11'21"N

Longitude: -3.513 / 3°30'46"W

OS Eastings: 296664

OS Northings: 255636

OS Grid: SN966556

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.476P

Mapcode Global: VH5D9.274K

Entry Name: Earthworks SW of Church

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1740

Cadw Legacy ID: BR089

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Earthwork (unclassified)

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument consists of an earthwork of unknown character and date. It comprises a slightly raised plateau, circular in shape with a diameter of 27m. It is surrounded by a deep ditch that is waterlogged in parts, measuring 0.5m wide and 1-1.3m deep. A low outer bank, around 0.5m high on the outside, surrounds the ditch.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of defensive, agricultural or settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and 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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