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Ringwork near Coed Ty-Mawr

A Scheduled Monument in Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2075 / 52°12'26"N

Longitude: -3.4851 / 3°29'6"W

OS Eastings: 298615

OS Northings: 257621

OS Grid: SN986576

Mapcode National: GBR YK.324R

Mapcode Global: VH5D3.JSX4

Entry Name: Ringwork near Coed Ty-Mawr

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 790

Cadw Legacy ID: BR098

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Ringwork

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved ringwork, which dates to the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485), located on the edge of a steep scarp at 100m AOD. The ringwork is roughly U-shaped in plan, measuring 24m north/south by 20m east/west, bounded by a bank and external ditch. There is no bank or ditch on the southern side. The bank survives to a height of around 1m on the western side, and 0.3m on the eastern side. The interior of the ringwork is slightly higher than the surrounding land.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, organisation and defence. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. It is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, 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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