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WERN-Y-CWRT

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01874g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Llanarth
NGR : SO39390880
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Motte
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Phillips notes that the motte at Bryngwyn (with an area of 551.06m²), situated on an overgrown mound, include the possible inclusion of a hedgerow or possibly remains of an embanked ditch (0.23m in height) around the motte (surface area of 89.597m²) and a possible bailey to the north of the site heading west and southwestwards towards the modern house occupying the site. Modern construction has destroyed the site to the south-east. Phillips interprets the site as a motte and bailey within the system of land tenure or held for part of a knight’s fee (a defended settlement rather than an offensive site) and most likely used to control settlement following the Norman Conquest (Phillips 2004).

Description :
Phillips notes that the motte at Bryngwyn (with an area of 551.06m²), situated on an overgrown mound, include the possible inclusion of a hedgerow or possibly remains of an embanked ditch (0.23m in height) around the motte (surface area of 89.597m²) and a possible bailey to the north of the site heading west and southwestwards towards the modern house occupying the site. Modern construction has destroyed the site to the south-east. Phillips interprets the site as a motte and bailey within the system of land tenure or held for part of a knight’s fee (a defended settlement rather than an offensive site) and most likely used to control settlement following the Norman Conquest (Phillips 2004).

Sources :
Phillips, N Dr , 2004 , Thesis: Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 – 1250
01/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2006/ Copy in further information file

Events :
E004063 : Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 – 1250 (year : 2004)

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