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Latitude: 51.8422 / 51°50'31"N
Longitude: -3.144 / 3°8'38"W
OS Eastings: 321285
OS Northings: 216572
OS Grid: SO212165
Mapcode National: GBR F0.V2RR
Mapcode Global: VH6CH.GY8N
Entry Name: Hen Castell
Source ID: 1723
Cadw Legacy ID: BR056
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Moated Site
Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. The possibly once rectangular mound is surrounded by flat bottomed ditch. The top of the mound is about 3m high from the ditch bottom. The mound is a mass of fallen masonry, with fairly large pieces of course rag stone. The edges are generally a little higher than the centre, and a straight wall face can be made out for a length of 3m on the south side, suggesting it was once a rectangular keep measuring around 15m by 10m.
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.
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