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Llandeilo Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Grovesend and Waungron (Pengelli a Waungron), Swansea (Abertawe)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7049 / 51°42'17"N

Longitude: -4.0465 / 4°2'47"W

OS Eastings: 258683

OS Northings: 202669

OS Grid: SN586026

Mapcode National: GBR GW.6NQH

Mapcode Global: VH4JV.TD4V

Entry Name: Llandeilo Castle Mound

Scheduled Date: 23 March 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3579

Cadw Legacy ID: GM200

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Grovesend and Waungron (Pengelli a Waungron)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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, 7m high x 13.5 m in diameter, is surrounded by a slight ditch, which is best preserved on the northern side.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive and domestic 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 which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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