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Trueman's Hill motte

A Scheduled Monument in Hawarden (Penarlâg), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1864 / 53°11'11"N

Longitude: -3.0301 / 3°1'48"W

OS Eastings: 331262

OS Northings: 365975

OS Grid: SJ312659

Mapcode National: GBR 74.38FK

Mapcode Global: WH88C.F5BK

Entry Name: Trueman's Hill motte

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2830

Cadw Legacy ID: FL030

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Motte & Bailey

Period: Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Hawarden (Penarlâg)

Built-Up Area: Sandycroft

Traditional County: Flintshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a medieval motte, an earthen mound upon which a fortification once stood. The area covered by the original designation did not relate accurately to the remains on the ground and the scheduled area has been revised in order to rectify the original designation.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 35m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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