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Castell Pant-Mawr; Castellan, Settlement

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Map ReferenceSN67NW
Grid ReferenceSN6114075650
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCeredigion
Old CountyCardiganshire
PeriodIron Age


1. A rather curving L-plan bank, or rampart defines the north & west sides of an enclosure, about 28-30m across, resting elsewhere on steep natural scarps, towards the tip of a south-facing promontory above the Ystwyth valley; to the north a ditch seperates the rampart from an oval mound, some 30m east-west by 16m.

J.Wiles 29.01.02

2. A field visit to this site on 4th April 2003 examined the earthworks and could not reconcile them with those of an Iron Age fort. They appeared to represent a low motte or ringwork on the upslope side, separated by a very deep rock-cut ditch to the south, and then a further defensive bank or modified outcrop beyond. The earthworks appear to represent those of a medieval earthwork castle.

T Driver, RCAHMW. 5th May 2004.