Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
MM035
Name
Twyn Tudor  
Date of Designation
02/11/1933  
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Caerphilly  
Community
Ynysddu  
Easting
319335  
Northing
193814  

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 bailey castle, a military stronghold built during the medieval period. Twyn Tudor stands on level ground to the S of St Tudur's church. It is a large and steep sided mound, 12m high with a slightly dished summit 14m in diameter. A shallow ditch surrounds the S, N and E sides, this is 5m wide and 1.5m deep, becoming 0.6m deep on the N side. The ditch is not discernible on the W side. There is no bailey evident. 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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