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The Mount, Abergele

A Scheduled Monument in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2852 / 53°17'6"N

Longitude: -3.58 / 3°34'47"W

OS Eastings: 294763

OS Northings: 377631

OS Grid: SH947776

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZFG.Q2

Mapcode Global: WH657.ZPDC

Entry Name: The Mount, Abergele

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3317

Cadw Legacy ID: DE031

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Mound

Period: Medieval

County: Conwy

Community: Abergele

Built-Up Area: Abergele

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument, formerly called The Peel, comprises the remains of a flat-topped earthen platform with rounded corners, probably dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 - 1540 AD). It is located overlooking the River Gele to the N and W. The mound measures c.30m square and 1.2m in height. Lhuyd writing in c.1698 records that the site had a defensive function and the monument is perhaps best interpreted as a medieval moated site. 'The Peel' is recorded as early as 1334.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and is 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 an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is an irregular polygon in shape and measures 75m N-S by 55m transversely.

Source: Cadw

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