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Latitude: 51.782 / 51°46'55"N
Longitude: -2.9252 / 2°55'30"W
OS Eastings: 336273
OS Northings: 209665
OS Grid: SO362096
Mapcode National: GBR F9.YWKM
Mapcode Global: VH79G.7GYR
Entry Name: Twyn y Cregen Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 1 October 1937
Source ID: 2358
Cadw Legacy ID: MM080
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Community: Llanarth (Llan-arth)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). The site consists of a large conical, steep-sided mound, 5m high, with a flat top. The surrounding ditch is not visible on the grounds. On the S side of the mound is a depression caused by the quarrying of the site for gravel. A brief excavation of the motte in 1936 revealed that it had been constructed by augmenting a natural mound by digging a ditch around it and raising and levelling the top. On the summit of the motte a hearth was found, together with charcoal and a reasonable assemblage of high quality medieval pottery.
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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