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Plas Yr Alarch Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Castle Caereinion (Castell Caereinion), Powys

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 487

Cadw Legacy ID: MG219

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Castle Caereinion (Castell Caereinion)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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