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Castell Hywel

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Map ReferenceSN44NW
Grid ReferenceSN4404047650
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCeredigion
Old CountyCardiganshire
Type Of SiteMOTTE
1. A sub-circular steep-sided mound, set on the western point of a spur above the valley of the Clettwr Fach, thought to represent a medieval castle motte: the mound is about 40m in diameter and rises 9.5m to a level summit, 18m in diameter, mutilated by trenching; ditched except on the west, where it rests on a 12m high scarp above the valley bottom: identified with Humphrey's Castle, recorded as destroyed in 1136 & rebuilt, 1153.
Source: RCAHMW AP965051/51-2
J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 04.03.2005.
2. The possible site of a battle (nprn 404602) in 1153. No further information.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 17 July 2006.