Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CN196
Name
Tomen y Castell  
Date of Designation
22/08/1988  
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Conwy  
Community
Dolwyddelan  
Easting
272473  
Northing
352166  

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 a prominent natural rock outcrop, naturally defended on the N, S and E by a very steep rocky precipice. On the W the slope is slightly more gradual, but still very steep. The natural defences are complemented on the W and NW by a ditch, now very silted but clearly recognisable, especially on the W. The top of the mound is somewhat uneven and on the summit are traces of a rectangular structure, perhaps 6m x 6.7m. The foundations are most clearly seen on the E side. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement and defence. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.  

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