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Latitude: 52.5331 / 52°31'59"N
Longitude: -3.0541 / 3°3'14"W
OS Eastings: 328595
OS Northings: 293322
OS Grid: SO285933
Mapcode National: GBR B4.FDRQ
Mapcode Global: VH75Q.0LSH
Entry Name: Simon's Castle
Scheduled Date: 5 May 1983
Source ID: 3009
Cadw Legacy ID: MG207
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Motte & Bailey
Community: Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period. A motte and bailey castle comprises a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil or stone (the motte) surrounded by, or adjacent to, one or more embanked enclosures (the bailey). Both may be surrounded by wet or dry ditches and could be further strengthened with palisades, revetments, and/or a tower on top of the motte.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive organisation. The well-preserved monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information relating to chronology, 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.
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