Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CM131
Name
Castell Mawr Mound and Bailey Castle  
Date of Designation
06/03/1951  
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Carmarthenshire  
Community
Llanwinio  
Easting
224574  
Northing
227355  

Broad Class
Defence  
Site Type
Motte & Bailey  
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 bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period. A motte and bailey castle comprises a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil or stone (the motte) surrounded by, or adjacent to, one or more embanked enclosures (the bailey). Both may be surrounded by wet or dry ditches and could be further strengthened with palisades, revetments, and/or a tower on top of the motte. Castle Mawr mound is oval shaped having diameters of approximately 60ft and 100ft. The top of the mound has been dug into. The bailey is on the north-west of the mound and is defended by a single bank. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive organisation. The well-preserved monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.  

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