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Latitude: 52.2242 / 52°13'27"N
Longitude: -3.0991 / 3°5'56"W
OS Eastings: 325021
OS Northings: 259009
OS Grid: SO250590
Mapcode National: GBR F2.21WH
Mapcode Global: VH777.7CH9
Entry Name: Old Radnor Castle
Source ID: 2584
Cadw Legacy ID: RD051
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Moated Site
Community: Old Radnor (Pencraig)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval or post-medieval moated homestead. Old Radnor Castle is set beneath steep slopes to the east, while the ground falls away to the west and north. It is an oval moated enclosure, measuring c.40m by c.33m, defined by a steep-sided ditch up to c.2.6m deep; the west side has been damaged and partially destroyed by later activity. The entrance may originally have been on the north. It lies close to Old Radnor Church and was described in 1607 as a ‘moated parsonage’.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval and post-medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the earlier 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.
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