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ST CLEARS CASTLE;BANC-Y-BEILI;RHYD-Y-GORS;ST CLEARS MOUND AND BAILEY CASTLE

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NPRN 105023

Map Reference SN21NE

Grid Reference SN28091542

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community St Clears

Type of Site MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description NAR SN21NE8

Earthworks thought to represent the castle, recorded as destroyed, 1215-16, associated with a borough, first mentioned in 1248: an oval mound, some 48m east-west by 38m, rising 12.2m to a level summit, some 15m by 10m, is set above a rectangular bailey enclosure, some 70m by 45m, defined by incomplete scarp lines, laid out on the south; these castle works are thought to have been integrated into, or subsumed by what appears to have been a borough enclosure (see Nprn105024).

J.Wiles 23.03.05

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