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Latitude: 51.846 / 51°50'45"N
Longitude: -4.9618 / 4°57'42"W
OS Eastings: 196087
OS Northings: 220530
OS Grid: SM960205
Mapcode National: GBR CL.TV8C
Mapcode Global: VH1R6.YV8P
Entry Name: Rudbaxton Motte
Scheduled Date: 24 February 1989
Source ID: 2742
Cadw Legacy ID: PE432
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD) and located c 50m to the south east of Rudbaxton parish church. 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. The remains consist of a low flat topped mound 2.5 m high with a summit diameter of 14m. There is a surviving portion of ditch to the E.
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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