Scheduled Monuments- Full Report
Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument
Llanwnnen Ring Motte
Date of Designation
Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a general description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The monument comprises the remains of a well preserved castle-ringwork, which dates to the early part of the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485). The monument consists of a semi circular earthwork built on the edge of a steep drop to the river. It is c.18m in diameter, the defences being on the west side and reaching c.2.5m above the interior and c.4.5m above the exterior. There are slight indications of a ditch on the north side in the neighbouring field.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, organisation and defence. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. It is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, 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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