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Sentence Castle Mound

A Scheduled Monument in Templeton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7715 / 51°46'17"N

Longitude: -4.7397 / 4°44'23"W

OS Eastings: 211066

OS Northings: 211644

OS Grid: SN110116

Mapcode National: GBR CW.ZP01

Mapcode Global: VH2P5.SQNT

Entry Name: Sentence Castle Mound

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3031

Cadw Legacy ID: PE110

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Templeton

Built-Up Area: Templeton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). 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. Sentence Castle Mound is a perfect ring-motte with the ditch still rather wet and a simple entrance on the south side. There is no causeway. 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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