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CASTELL LLWYN GWINAU

Site Details



NPRN 303560

Map Reference SN66SE

Grid Reference SN66906344

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Tregaron

Type of Site CASTLE, MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Castell Llwyn Gwinau is a circular mound, some 33m in diameter and 1.6m high, set upon the summit of an isolated hill. It is thought to represent the remains of a medieval motte. A parched stony ring, 2.0m wide & some 18.5m across, about the summit of the mound is thought to represent the remains of a wall. An earthfast slab on the north-east slopes of the mound is thought to be a step leading to an entrance. Aerial photographs clearly show a ditch about the mound's circumference. The 2018 summer drought showed the site and its plough levelled elements particularly well on 28th June 2018.

T. Driver, RCAHMW, Oct 2018

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