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Latitude: 51.8896 / 51°53'22"N
Longitude: -4.3318 / 4°19'54"W
OS Eastings: 239631
OS Northings: 223795
OS Grid: SN396237
Mapcode National: GBR DF.R267
Mapcode Global: VH3L8.VRTT
Entry Name: Garn-Fawr Castle Mound
Source ID: 2092
Cadw Legacy ID: CM011
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a 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. The monument has no trace of outer bailey. It is in perfect condition,standing in a pasture field and covered with long grass and fir trees.
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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