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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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