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Maes-Gwyn Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0568 / 53°3'24"N

Longitude: -3.6973 / 3°41'50"W

OS Eastings: 286339

OS Northings: 352409

OS Grid: SH863524

Mapcode National: GBR 68.CGC9

Mapcode Global: WH66C.5FMF

Entry Name: Maes-Gwyn Castle Mound

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3598

Cadw Legacy ID: DE128

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Mound

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Pentrefoelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire


A small mound 15' across the top. It is 10' high towards the stream, but only 6' towards the farm house. There is a bank to the south west. Not a very convincing castle mound.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement practices. It is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape and retains significant archaeological potential.

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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