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Latitude: 51.5698 / 51°34'11"N
Longitude: -3.3121 / 3°18'43"W
OS Eastings: 309161
OS Northings: 186476
OS Grid: ST091864
Mapcode National: GBR HR.D9MC
Mapcode Global: VH6DR.JSXY
Entry Name: Tomen y Clawdd
Source ID: 3466
Cadw Legacy ID: GM064
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Community: Llantwit Fardre (Llanilltud Faerdref)
Built-Up Area: Church Village
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a motte 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.
Tomen y Clawdd is situated at the confluence of two streams on high ground on the edge of the uplands. The uplands were under Welsh control and this area may have marked the northern limit of Norman control in this region. This earthwork castle consists of a motte with steep sides with a circular, flat top. The ditch is boggy in places and may have originally held water.
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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