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Cefnllys Castle, motte and bailey

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 50040
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Community : Penybont
Unitary authority : Powys
NGR : SO0893061480
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Motte and bailey
Status : scheduled monument

Description :
Earthwork castle consisting of 2 mottes and a bailey some 300m SW-NE by 100m wide with an entrance halfway along its nw side. One motte (at its SW end) being separated from the bailey by a 5m deep ditch while the other is contained within its NE end and is badly mutilated.

Surveyed 1985 and combined with photogammetry. Traces of rectangular tower at S angle of ward noted. Appears to lie over earlier earthwork, probably hillfort. Probable rectangular tower on top of motte. Remains of narrow ramp or stair on SW side of motte. Triangular building seems to have been built against NW side of inner ward curtain. (Browne, D.M. & Pearson, A.W. 1985, 44).

Damage reported to top and side of motte due to erection of water tank and quarrying, 1987.

As previously described. (CPAT Tir Gofal assessment, 2003)

Sources :
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Brown, A E , 1972 , The Castle, Borough and Park of Cefnllys , The Transactions of the Radnorshire Society : 42 : 11-22
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Cadw , 1985 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - Rd008(POW)
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Ordnance Survey , 1977 , OS record card SO06SE 4
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1994 , CPAT Project Archive

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Related PRNs : 1161

Compiled date : 31-12-1980


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December 14, 2017, 9:03 am - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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