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DOLAUCOTHI MOTTE;MOUND WEST OF CAREG PUMSAINT

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NPRN 402248

Map Reference SN64SE

Grid Reference SN66304034

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Cynwyl Gaeo

Type of Site SPOIL HEAP

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Roman

Site Description NAR SN64SE6

A flat-topped, rather conical mound, some 50m north-east to south-west by 40m and 7.0m high, that has previously been identified as a medieval castle motte: excavation on the eastern fringes of the mound, 1991-3, indicated that it was a structured spoil heap, made up of extraction & processing debris from Roman, & possibly earlier gold-mining.

Sources: Burnham 1997 (Britannis 28), 324-336;
Burnham & Burnham 2004 'Dolaucothi-Pumsaint 1987-1999', 225-90.

Part of:
Dolaucothi/Ogofau Roman mining complex (Nprn95141).

J.Wiles 10.01.05

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