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Guilsfield Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Guilsfield (Cegidfa), Powys

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Latitude: 52.6942 / 52°41'39"N

Longitude: -3.1524 / 3°9'8"W

OS Eastings: 322215

OS Northings: 311350

OS Grid: SJ222113

Mapcode National: GBR B0.36K8

Mapcode Global: WH79H.KJ3W

Entry Name: Guilsfield Moated Site

Scheduled Date: 24 June 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3949

Cadw Legacy ID: MG305

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Built-Up Area: Guilsfield

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. Guilsfield Moat is D-shaped and measures 90m x 70m, surrounded on three sides by a water-filled moat, some 6m wide and approximately 1.5m deep.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is an irregular polygon (120m by 120m) following the outline of the monument, with the boundary 10m from the outer margin of the moat, but excluding the farmhouse, garden and outbuildings.

Source: Cadw

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