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Latitude: 52.7616 / 52°45'41"N
Longitude: -3.1269 / 3°7'36"W
OS Eastings: 324050
OS Northings: 318814
OS Grid: SJ240188
Mapcode National: GBR 70.Z2XZ
Mapcode Global: WH793.YV48
Entry Name: Hen Domen
Source ID: 2627
Cadw Legacy ID: MG103
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, 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. This is a well-preserved motte, placed on rising ground above the Vymwy. The bailey has been ploughed out; although it was probably on the northern side. The ditch has also largely been ploughed, though still traceable in the north and west.
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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