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NPRN 307787

Map Reference ST18NE

Grid Reference ST17498785

Unitary (Local) Authority Caerphilly

Old County Glamorgan

Community Van

Type of Site MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description What appears to be a natural mound has been scarped, ditched and counterscarped, producing a mound, truncated on the S by a disused railway, presently c.40m in diameter and 3.5m high, with a rampart about the summit defining a sub-circular area, c.18-20m in diameter.
The mound has been used as a setting for ornamental planting and the summit enclosure has reputedly served as a cockpit.

RCAHMW 1991 Glamorgan Inventory vol.3 part 1a 'The Earlier Castles', 102-104.
RCAHMW air photos: 94-CS-0601; 945079/53-4.
OS record card ST18NW4.

J.Wiles 07.02.2003

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