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Kidwelly Medieval Town (Part of)

A Scheduled Monument in Kidwelly (Cydweli), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7395 / 51°44'22"N

Longitude: -4.3067 / 4°18'24"W

OS Eastings: 240829

OS Northings: 207047

OS Grid: SN408070

Mapcode National: GBR GP.TD36

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.9JLW

Entry Name: Kidwelly Medieval Town (Part of)

Scheduled Date: 10 January 1974

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 423

Cadw Legacy ID: CM209

Schedule Class: Civil

Category: Town

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)

Built-Up Area: Kidwelly

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument consists of a town, dating to the medieval period. A rough cindered surface forming part of Kidwelly within the stone walls.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman/medieval urban organisation and of the growth of towns. The monument forms an important element within the wider Roman/medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard 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.

Source: Cadw

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