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Hafod Wood Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Halkyn (Helygain), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.241 / 53°14'27"N

Longitude: -3.1827 / 3°10'57"W

OS Eastings: 321165

OS Northings: 372204

OS Grid: SJ211722

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z6Y.RX

Mapcode Global: WH76S.2SPR

Entry Name: Hafod Wood Moated Site

Scheduled Date: 31 July 1987

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3104

Cadw Legacy ID: FL179

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It comprises a rectangular moated site, c 23m square within a moat c 8m wide and counterscarp bank c 2m wide. The site is in excellent condition; the moat platform is fairly level with no signs of disturbance, while the moat is waterlogged in places and therefore has good potential for organic remains. There is no clear entrance. A circular feature in the south-west corner may be an earlier pond or quarry.

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.

Source: Cadw

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