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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 ID: 2116
Cadw Legacy ID: CM096
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Built-Up Area: Pontarddulais
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
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