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Latitude: 52.6279 / 52°37'40"N
Longitude: -3.2125 / 3°12'45"W
OS Eastings: 318024
OS Northings: 304038
OS Grid: SJ180040
Mapcode National: GBR 9X.7HQQ
Mapcode Global: WH79V.M6FQ
Entry Name: Plas Yr Alarch Moated Site
Scheduled Date: 4 September 1992
Source ID: 487
Cadw Legacy ID: MG219
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Moated Site
Community: Castle Caereinion (Castell Caereinion)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. Plas yr Alarch is very well-defined by ditches on the E, W and S sides. On the W side, the ditch is 7m wide, c.1.0m deep and is bounded by a 4m wide bank on the outside which extends to the S beyond the moated area. On the southern side, the ditch is 5m wide and 0.9m deep. On the E side, the ditch broadens from being 4.0m at the S end to 7m at its N end. The eastern ditch is bounded by a slight mound. The interior slopes slightly and has a square platform at its N end which is partly defined by discontinuous lengths of stones set into the turf, clearly the basal remains of a stone-built structure probably of late post medieval date.
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.