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Part of Site of Norman Borough

A Scheduled Monument in Rhuddlan, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2865 / 53°17'11"N

Longitude: -3.4578 / 3°27'28"W

OS Eastings: 302913

OS Northings: 377600

OS Grid: SJ029776

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z9F.6M

Mapcode Global: WH659.VNMD

Entry Name: Part of Site of Norman Borough

Scheduled Date: 28 May 1970

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3102

Cadw Legacy ID: FL129

Schedule Class: Civil

Category: Town

Period: Medieval

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Rhuddlan

Built-Up Area: Rhuddlan

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

This monument comprises the remains of the medieval town borough of Rhuddlan.

Located to the north, east and south of the Norman motte and bailey castle (Twthill), the borough is recorded in the Domesday book as being established by Robert ‘of Rhuddlan’ and earl Hugh. By 1086 the borough contained 18 burgesses, a church and a mint.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval urban organisation and the growth of towns. The monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the area itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail. 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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