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TWT HILL, RHUDDLAN, MOTTE AND BAILEY

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NPRN 157156

Map Reference SJ07NW

Grid Reference SJ02647766

Unitary (Local) Authority Denbighshire

Old County Flintshire

Community Rhuddlan

Type of Site MOTTE AND BAILEY

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description 1. Mound associated with castle established 1073, where repairs were recorded 1241-2; superceded by Rhuddlan Castle (Nprn92914) from 1277: the castle is set on a natural spur above the Clwyd; the motte is c.75-80m in diameter, 5.0-12m high with a summit diameter of 11m by 8.0m; the bailey on the north is c.36m by 56m, defined by scarps on the N and NW.
The whole work is thought to be much degraded owing to its sandy composition; observations of mortar suggest the presence of masonry structures.
Associated with:
Norman borough (Nprn303586).

(source OS495 card; SJ07NW5)

J.Wiles 10.10.2002

2. Royal Commission aerial photography on 19th July 2018, during the 2018 drought, recorded parchmarks of a circular stone tower on the summit of the motte.

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 2019

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