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TWDIN, CAERAU MOTTE

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NPRN 305038

Map Reference SN95SW

Grid Reference SN9230650136

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Treflys

Type of Site MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description NAR SN95SW2

A castle mound or motte set astride the south-western defences of Caerau Roman fort (NPRN 92153). The mound is 23m in diameter and 4.5m high and its level summit is 5.0-9.0m wide. An erstwhile duckpond on the north-east may have been a vestige of a moat.
Such mottes are often found in isolation and would have reared up beside otherwise unfortified courts or manor houses.

John Wiles 25.04.07

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