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Latitude: 52.2601 / 52°15'36"N
Longitude: -3.1075 / 3°6'27"W
OS Eastings: 324503
OS Northings: 263017
OS Grid: SO245630
Mapcode National: GBR B1.ZRLG
Mapcode Global: VH771.3G07
Entry Name: Kinnerton Castle Mound
Source ID: 2585
Cadw Legacy ID: RD045
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Old Radnor (Pencraig)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
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. The motte at Kinnerton is unusually low and broad, c.32m in diameter and 2.1m high, with a summit c.16m in diameter. A ditch runs around the west and south, deepened by a modern drain on the south. No obvious attached enclosure survives, though later boundaries may perpetuate the outline of one.
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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