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CASTELL MAWR, LLANBOIDY

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NPRN 304225

Map Reference SN22SW

Grid Reference SN21882310

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Llanboidy

Type of Site MOTTE AND BAILEY

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Castell Mawr is situated some 220m south-east of medieval St Brynach's Church (NPRN 310033). It comprises earthworks of a medieval motte and bailey castle, laid out along the crest of a north-west to south-east ridge rising above a stream confluence. The ditched motte is a subcircular steep-sided mound, 36m in diameter and rising some 2.3m to a summit area 14.5-16m across, and has a subrectangular court, or bailey, some 46m north-south by 30m, defined by scarps, attached on the west.

J.Wiles 29.03.05

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