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Latitude: 51.7391 / 51°44'20"N
Longitude: -4.6162 / 4°36'58"W
OS Eastings: 219457
OS Northings: 207725
OS Grid: SN194077
Mapcode National: GBR GH.1NC0
Mapcode Global: VH2PF.XKY5
Entry Name: Top Castle
Source ID: 2099
Cadw Legacy ID: CM039
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved castle-ringwork, which dates to the early part of the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485). This is a simple ringwork in a fine position. The entrance is quite simple and the bank has been somewhat ploughed down. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, organisation and defence. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. It is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, 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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