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DOMEN GASTELL; LLANFECHAIN, CASTLE; DOMEN CASTELL

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NPRN 306789

Map Reference SJ12SE

Grid Reference SJ18612021

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Montgomeryshire

Community Llanfechain

Type of Site MOTTE AND BAILEY

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Domen Gastell is a ditched mound measuring 38-43m in diameter and about 9.5m high, having a summit diameter of 10-12m across. The mound has a counterscarp on the south and south-east, with a roughly triangular banked and ditched bailey, generally 46m by 20-40m, with an east-facing entrance,set on the north-east, between the motte and a river terrace scarp.

(source Os495card; SJ12SE2)

RCAHMW AP955006/60-1; 965042/41-2

J.Wiles 18.10.02

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