Scheduled Monuments- Full Report
Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument
Maesmor Hall Castle Mound
Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a general description of the Scheduled Monument.
The monument comprises the remains of a motte, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066-1540 AD). A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone.
In this case, the mound is oval, 35m long (WNW - ESE) by 12m wide and is located c. 70m SW of the present course of the Afon Ceirw within the grounds of Maesmor Hall, which lies 100m to the ENE. There are signs that it was surrounded by a ditch, and there may have been a bailey (an adjacent embanked enclosure), but its location has led to the disappearance of both of those features.
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 site 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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