CASTLE NIMBLE

Site Details



NPRN
306338
Map Reference
SO25NW
Grid Reference
SO24785943
Unitary (Local) Authority
Powys
Old County
Radnorshire
Community
Old Radnor
Type of Site
MOTTE AND BAILEY
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Unknown

Site Description

NAR SO25NW5
A rather oval ditched motte, 26-20m in diameter and 1.6m high, with a summit, c.16m by 12m, stands to the W of a subrectangular bailey, c.30m by 20m, banked and ditched, with a counterscarp to the N.
A further enclosure on the S, c.68m NNW-SSE by 20m, partly defined by a c.38m stretch of bank & ditch, leading SSE from the bailey's SE angle, elsewhere apparently by scarps, those on the S being terraced into the natural scarp defining the edge of the floodplain. Possibly a pond/pool.
Several of the mottes in the Walton basin are associated with water-features (see Nprn306368, 306365).
One conifer appears to have survived from the planting on the motte depicted on OS County series (1889).
RCAHMW AP955033/41-3; 965141/49-50, 52
J.Wiles 12.01.04

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