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Powis Castle Park Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Welshpool (Y Trallwng), Powys

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Latitude: 52.6438 / 52°38'37"N

Longitude: -3.1811 / 3°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 320181

OS Northings: 305767

OS Grid: SJ201057

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.6KH0

Mapcode Global: WH79P.3TG3

Entry Name: Powis Castle Park Mound

Scheduled Date: 20 February 1989

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 162

Cadw Legacy ID: MG212

Schedule Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Category: Earthwork (unclassified)

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument consists of a well-preserved circular mound c.1.5m in height and c.20m in diameter, with a flat summit. A sub-rectangular earthwork runs northward from the eastern edge of the mound and runs around the western side, forming an enclosure c.34m N-S x 40m.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, and possible prehistoric funerary practices. Although the origin of the earthworks are uncertain, and indeed may be multi-period in date, it is well-preserved and its location gives it added group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and the areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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