Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 756 Trust : Clwyd Powys Site Type : Motte and bailey Period : Medieval Community : Llanerfyl NGR : SJ03151007 Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument
Description : Motte sited above the river Banway and surrounded by a ditch 1.3m deep. The motte has a summit diameter of 4m. The bailey, which lies to the east, consists of a raised platform 16m by 12m. The castle was originally approached from the north (Silvester, R J 1992c, 83).
Located on a natural spur which runs east-west on the north side of the Banwy flood plain. The motte is 4.0m above the surrounding pasture and has a diameter of 9.0m. It is separated from the bailey to the west by a distinct ditch which is badly eroded. The bailey is 16.0m east to west, 10.0m wide and 3.0m high. Several mature trees grow on the site (Cadw 1998).