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Moated Site 100m East of Caeforiog Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Solva (Solfach), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8976 / 51°53'51"N

Longitude: -5.1835 / 5°11'0"W

OS Eastings: 181067

OS Northings: 226906

OS Grid: SM810269

Mapcode National: GBR C9.QLXS

Mapcode Global: VH1QX.3KJN

Entry Name: Moated Site 100m East of Caeforiog Bridge

Scheduled Date: 9 September 1991

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3704

Cadw Legacy ID: PE449

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Solva (Solfach)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. This is a small site, located on the floodplain of the River Solva. The moat is rectangular, measuring 25m by 21m, with the ditch 3m wide and up to 1m high. This is water-filled and fed by a stream entering at the north-east corner. The inner platform is raised and has the ruins of a rectangular stone buildings standing circa 1m high and measuring 10m by 5m in plan. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence. 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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