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TRECASTLE MOTTE;CASTLE TUMP, TRECASTLE

Manylion y Safle

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NPRN 304779

Cyfeirnod Map SN82NE

Cyfeirnod Grid SN88242912

Awdurdod Lleol Powys 

Hen Sir Brycheiniog

Cymuned Llywel

Math o Safle TOMEN A BEILI

Dosbarth Cyffredinol AMDDIFFYN

Cyfnod Canoloesol

Disgrifiad o´r Safle NAR SN82NE1

A large motte and bailey earthwork castle, set on a commanding position above the village.
The motte is a steep-sided, flat-topped mound, oval in plan, 50m by 38m overall and 6.6m high. The summit is about 24m by 16m. The bailey, on the south-west side of the motte, was at least 56m by 40m. Its southern side is obscured by the modern road. Both motte and bailey were ditched and counterscarped.
Similar earthwork castles in Wales date to the twelfth century, or the earlier part of the thirteenth century. The absence of any visible stonework suggests that the castle did not retain its importance beyond that period.

John Wiles 14.03.07

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