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Latitude: 51.7007 / 51°42'2"N
Longitude: -4.2216 / 4°13'17"W
OS Eastings: 246571
OS Northings: 202556
OS Grid: SN465025
Mapcode National: GBR GR.BY8N
Mapcode Global: VH3M9.SJ22
Entry Name: Waun Twmpath Motte
Scheduled Date: 19 January 1989
Source ID: 1471
Cadw Legacy ID: CM238
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Llanelli Rural (Llanelli Wledig)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone. Waun Twmpath measures 6m high and 35 metres in diameter and is surrounded by a silted up, but still visible ditch. It is situated at the head of a ridge of high ground, on the north and east of which the ground slopes steeply. There is no apparent bailey, or outer earthwork. 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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