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Latitude: 51.9779 / 51°58'40"N
Longitude: -3.8484 / 3°50'54"W
OS Eastings: 273144
OS Northings: 232659
OS Grid: SN731326
Mapcode National: GBR Y2.KG35
Mapcode Global: VH4HM.7KW3
Entry Name: Llanwrda Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 30 August 1988
Source ID: 2820
Cadw Legacy ID: CM239
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD) and situated at the end of a ridge of high ground overlooking the River Mynys. 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 measures 30m in diameter at the base and is 8m high to the flat summit. The ditch visible on the north side but not apparent elsewhere is 4m wide.
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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