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Latitude: 52.5441 / 52°32'38"N
Longitude: -3.0123 / 3°0'44"W
OS Eastings: 331449
OS Northings: 294510
OS Grid: SO314945
Mapcode National: GBR B5.DYXM
Mapcode Global: VH75Q.QBX0
Entry Name: Hyssington Mound & Bailey Castle
Source ID: 2005
Cadw Legacy ID: MG119
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Motte & Bailey
Community: Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period. A motte and bailey castle comprises a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil or stone (the motte) surrounded by, or adjacent to, one or more embanked enclosures (the bailey). Both may be surrounded by wet or dry ditches and could be further strengthened with palisades, revetments, and/or a tower on top of the motte.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive organisation. The well-preserved monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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