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Latitude: 51.7851 / 51°47'6"N
Longitude: -4.8775 / 4°52'38"W
OS Eastings: 201624
OS Northings: 213522
OS Grid: SN016135
Mapcode National: GBR CP.YQV2
Mapcode Global: VH1RN.DDTD
Entry Name: Picton Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 17 June 1952
Source ID: 463
Cadw Legacy ID: PE277
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Uzmaston, Boulston and Slebech (Uzmaston, Boulston a Slebets)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). 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. Picton Castle motte measures 60ft across the top and 20ft high. There are two huge water tanks on top of the mound, and pipes go down into it. There is a tunnel on west side. 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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