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Rudbaxton Motte

A Scheduled Monument in Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 2742

Cadw Legacy ID: PE432

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Rudbaxton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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