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Mount Cop, Castle

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Map ReferenceSJ44SE
Grid ReferenceSJ4703040960
Unitary (Local) AuthorityWrexham
Old CountyFlintshire
Type Of SiteMOTTE
A ditched mound, c.54m N-S by 47m and c.3.0m high, findspot for Roman coins.
(source Os495card; SJ44SE5)
APs show a counterscarp on the N & W of the motte ditch, as well as a rectangular ditched enclosure, c.30-40m across, abutting on the E, a return for its ditch being depicted on OS County Series (1881), which shows a conifer clump & an OS trig. pillar on the motte top.
RCAHMW AP955019/61-5
J.Wiles 23.12.03

The ditched enclosure to the east is further revealed by Lidar, analysed by Bryn Gethin in 2010.

L. Osborne, 27th January 2012.