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Latitude: 51.9827 / 51°58'57"N
Longitude: -3.251 / 3°15'3"W
OS Eastings: 314182
OS Northings: 232321
OS Grid: SO141323
Mapcode National: GBR YW.K66X
Mapcode Global: VH6BV.LFPD
Entry Name: Trefecca Castle Mound
Source ID: 1737
Cadw Legacy ID: BR083
Schedule Class: Defence
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). The site comprises a shapeless mound, 2.4m high, in a private garden to the E of the Afon Llynfi. Much of the W side of the motte was removed during the building of the railway cutting in the 19th century. The probable site of the bailey lies to the E in an area now occupied by a house and garden.
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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