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Kinnerton Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Old Radnor (Pencraig), Powys

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2585

Cadw Legacy ID: RD045

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Old Radnor (Pencraig)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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. 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.

Source: Cadw

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