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CASTELL MAWR, LLANWINIO

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NPRN 304212

Map Reference SN22NW

Grid Reference SN24582736

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Llanwinio

Type of Site DEFENDED ENCLOSURE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Unknown

Site Description Castell Mawr, Llanwinio, is a promontory enclosure complex set on a promontory above a stream confluence. A c.144m crescent of rampart, fronted by a rock-cut ditch, delimits the c.80m deep enclosure, at the apex of which is a roughly triangular mound, with sides of c.30m, ditched towards the enclosure: suggested as an Iron Age enclosure re-used as a medieval castle; identification uncertain - Castell Bach (Nprn304213), c.200m to the NE across a steeply wooded valley, is an apparently isolated motte.

(source Os495card; SN22NW7)
J.Wiles 05.10.04

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