BATTLE TUMP

Site Details



NPRN
308382
Map Reference
SO21NW
Grid Reference
SO247156
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llanelly
Type of Site
MOUND
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description

Battle Tump comprises of a large oval mound c 15ft high. The area on top is only partly flat and slopes downwards away from the castle. The long oval mound stands on flat ground at the northern end of Lower Common, adjacent to the garden of Dan-y-coed. The highest end is the north-western end, which stands 4-5m high. The sides at the end are quite steep. The top is flattish and narrow, sloping gradually down towards the south-east end. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Source: Cadw Sheduled Ancient Monument Record (Ref: BR 010).

Photographed during aerial reconnaissance by RCAHMW on 10th October 2008.

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