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Latitude: 52.9166 / 52°54'59"N
Longitude: -4.4604 / 4°27'37"W
OS Eastings: 234667
OS Northings: 338299
OS Grid: SH346382
Mapcode National: GBR 58.N8Y3
Mapcode Global: WH449.GY6F
Entry Name: Ty-Newydd Mound & Bailey Castle
Source ID: 559
Cadw Legacy ID: CN096
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Motte & Bailey
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The remains of a motte with slight traces of a bailey. The top of the motte is 6 m above the bottom of the surrounding ditch, and is 8 m in diameter. On the W, where best preserved, the ditch and counterscarp bank are 12 m wide, and the top of the bank is 2 m above the bottom of the ditch and 1.5 m above the outer ground level. The bank has been levelled on the E side. Slight traces of a bank are visible in the field to the E, possibly the outer wall of the bailey. The earlier house stood in this field, before the present Ty Newydd was built in the 17th C.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement and defence. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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