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Site Details

NPRN 306338

Map Reference SO25NW

Grid Reference SO24785943

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Radnorshire

Community Old Radnor


Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Unknown

Site Description NAR SO25NW5
A rather oval ditched motte, 26-20m in diameter and 1.6m high, with a summit, c.16m by 12m, stands to the W of a subrectangular bailey, c.30m by 20m, banked and ditched, with a counterscarp to the N.
A further enclosure on the S, c.68m NNW-SSE by 20m, partly defined by a c.38m stretch of bank & ditch, leading SSE from the bailey's SE angle, elsewhere apparently by scarps, those on the S being terraced into the natural scarp defining the edge of the floodplain. Possibly a pond/pool.
Several of the mottes in the Walton basin are associated with water-features (see Nprn306368, 306365).
One conifer appears to have survived from the planting on the motte depicted on OS County series (1889).
RCAHMW AP955033/41-3; 965141/49-50, 52
J.Wiles 12.01.04

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