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Latitude: 51.8996 / 51°53'58"N
Longitude: -4.9698 / 4°58'11"W
OS Eastings: 195780
OS Northings: 226510
OS Grid: SM957265
Mapcode National: GBR CK.QKY5
Mapcode Global: VH1R0.TJ13
Entry Name: Wolfscastle Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 9 July 1951
Source ID: 1000
Cadw Legacy ID: PE254
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Motte & Bailey
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and and bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD) which is located on a bluff at the junction of the Western Cleddau and the Anghof rivers. The name Castrum Lupi occurs in the thirteenth century where the Latin word Lupi refers to a personal name. The Black Book of St Davids of 1326 refers to buildings here belonging to the Lord of the Manor. The motte is c 7m high and 15m in diameter at the top and is surrounded by a ditch. It is set within the north part of a scarp defined enclosure 70m by 88m which contains indications of buildings of uncertain period or purpose.
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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