Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
ME045
Name
Castell Prysor  
Date of Designation
 
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Gwynedd  
Community
Trawsfynydd  
Easting
275788  
Northing
336875  

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. A motte and bailey with the foundations of rectangular structures and enclosures NE and W of the motte. The top of the motte stands some 9 m above the level of the bailey, and is 12 m in diameter. The top has been severely damaged by trenches dug across; the principal trench is 6 m across and nearly 2 m deep. The body of the motte is mainly of stone, and revetted stonework is still visible on the sides of the motte, although blackthorn obscures much of this work. The bailey also makes use of natural outcrops of rock, and is defended on the W by a bank 3 m wide and 0.6 m high. There is a small, rock-cut pool in the SW corner of the bailey. 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 structures themselves 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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