Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CN096
Name
Ty-Newydd Mound & Bailey Castle  
Date of Designation
 
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Gwynedd  
Community
Llannor  
Easting
234667  
Northing
338299  

Broad Class
Defence  
Site Type
Motte & Bailey  
Period
Medieval  

Description


Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a general description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. The remains of a motte with slight traces of a bailey. The top of the motte is 6 m above the bottom of the surrounding ditch, and is 8 m in diameter. On the W, where best preserved, the ditch and counterscarp bank are 12 m wide, and the top of the bank is 2 m above the bottom of the ditch and 1.5 m above the outer ground level. The bank has been levelled on the E side. Slight traces of a bank are visible in the field to the E, possibly the outer wall of the bailey. The earlier house stood in this field, before the present Ty Newydd was built in the 17th C. 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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