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Upper Aldress Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Churchstoke (Yr Ystog), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5554 / 52°33'19"N

Longitude: -3.0556 / 3°3'20"W

OS Eastings: 328528

OS Northings: 295811

OS Grid: SO285958

Mapcode National: GBR B4.D0DM

Mapcode Global: VH75P.Z1HB

Entry Name: Upper Aldress Moated Site

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 493

Cadw Legacy ID: MG118

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead, consisting of a rectangular platform surrounded by a moat. The site measures approximately 70m N-S by 80m E-W, with an additional platform on the eastern side measuring approximately 20m x 40m. There is a low outer bank on the south-west side, but on the east side the moat is cut into the slope. At the northern end of the east side, the stream has been dammed and pool probably would have been created at the eastern end.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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