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Hendy Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Llanedi, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7098 / 51°42'35"N

Longitude: -4.0507 / 4°3'2"W

OS Eastings: 258407

OS Northings: 203220

OS Grid: SN584032

Mapcode National: GBR GW.67MP

Mapcode Global: VH4JV.Q9X3

Entry Name: Hendy Castle Mound

Scheduled Date: 9 November 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2116

Cadw Legacy ID: CM096

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanedi

Built-Up Area: Pontarddulais

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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. Hendy Castle mound rises to 20ft above the sourrounding ditch and measures 15ft in diameter across the top.

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.

Source: Cadw

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