Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
DE018
Name
Tomen y Rhodwydd (Castell yr Adwy) Mound and Bailey Castle  
Date of Designation
 
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Denbighshire  
Community
Llandegla  
Easting
317696  
Northing
351606  

Broad Class
Defence  
Site Type
Motte and 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, lying at the head of the Nant y Garth Pass, southwest of the village of Llandegla. The ditched motte lies to the northeast, and stands between 38-42m in diameter and between 4.9 and 7.8m high. The crescentic bailey is approximately 57m from east to west by 46m, and is defined by a bank and ditch. There is a continuous counterscarp around both the motte and the bailey. The castle‚Äôs construction is recorded in AD1149, and its destruction in 1157. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is an important relic of a wider 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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