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LLYSUN MOTTE AND BAILEY CASTLE

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NPRN 306529

Map Reference SJ01SW

Grid Reference SJ03161007

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Montgomeryshire

Community Llanerfyl

Type of Site MOTTE AND BAILEY

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Llyssun Castle is a motte and bailey castle resting on a scarp above the Banwy floodplain. The ditched motte is c.20m in diameter and 4.0m high, with a summit only 4.0m in diameter, with the bailey to the west represented by a sub-rectangular scarped platform, 16m by 12m.

The placename 'Llyssum' may be significant.

(source Os495card; SJ01SW5)
RCAHMW AP94-CS 1768
RCAHMW AP945180/41-2
J.Wiles 24.09.02

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