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Latitude: 52.2031 / 52°12'10"N
Longitude: -3.9612 / 3°57'40"W
OS Eastings: 266072
OS Northings: 257904
OS Grid: SN660579
Mapcode National: GBR DX.3B31
Mapcode Global: VH4GD.9W7J
Entry Name: Tomen Llanio
Scheduled Date: 1 April 1931
Source ID: 1835
Cadw Legacy ID: CD022
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Llanddewi Brefi (Llanddewibrefi)
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
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. This monument consists of a mound, c.15m in diameter, c.7m high and flat on top. It is surrounded by a ditch c.1m deep. No bailey visible; the monument probably never had one.
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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