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Latitude: 52.8066 / 52°48'23"N
Longitude: -3.2643 / 3°15'51"W
OS Eastings: 314871
OS Northings: 323977
OS Grid: SJ148239
Mapcode National: GBR 6T.WCKT
Mapcode Global: WH78V.TQR8
Entry Name: Tomen y Faerdre
Source ID: 2945
Cadw Legacy ID: DE122
Schedule Class: Defence
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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. Tomen y Faerdre is a well-preserved motte with fragments of an encircling rock-cut ditch. The motte is approximately 10.6m high, and the summit approximately 13m in diameter. The ditch is 2m deep maximum.
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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