Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CM070
Name
Castle Pencader  
Date of Designation
 
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Carmarthenshire  
Community
Llanfihangel-ar-Arth  
Easting
244472  
Northing
236210  

Broad Class
Defence  
Site Type
Motte  
Period
Medieval  

Description


Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a general description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone. Castle Pencader is naturally defended by steep slopes with streams at the bottom on the north and east and with a dicth on the south-west and west. The height of the motte above the bottom of the ditch measures 25-30ft. The bailey was probably on the west but the area is now occupied by a school. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both structural evidence and intact associated deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.  

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