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Latitude: 52.5208 / 52°31'14"N
Longitude: -3.2937 / 3°17'37"W
OS Eastings: 312317
OS Northings: 292224
OS Grid: SO123922
Mapcode National: GBR 9T.G7RJ
Mapcode Global: VH683.VWMX
Entry Name: Gro Tump Mound & Bailey Castle
Source ID: 2624
Cadw Legacy ID: MG059
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Motte & Bailey
Community: Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Y Drenewydd a Llanllwchaearn)
Built-Up Area: Newtown
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period. A motte and bailey castle comprises a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil or stone (the motte) surrounded by, or adjacent to, one or more embanked enclosures (the bailey). Both may be surrounded by wet or dry ditches and could be further strengthened with palisades, revetments, and/or a tower on top of the motte.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive organisation. The well-preserved monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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