Cae Twmpath Fieldname, Coedpoeth

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameCae Twmpath Fieldname, Coedpoeth
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDenbighshire
Modern AuthorityWrexham
1974 AuthorityClwyd

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust HER record 102637 reads 'Cae Twmpath name referring to mound or barrow but no barrow is known. The RCAHM notes a natural mound in the coppice to the north from which it may derive its name.' Record 101522 for a mound of the same name and same location suggests ? motte.

The patch called 'Cae Twmpath' in the Tithe Schedule (No. 275) has long been enclosed in Plas Power Park, and no sign of a mound is now to be seen on its surface, nor in the coppice to the north of it; but the ground of the coppice rises gradually eastwards, until immediately west of Pwll y go the ridge assumes the appearance of a mound. (RCHAMW 1914)

Gatehouse Comments

Position isolated from settlement but beside road overlooking Offa's Dyke. Was the natural mound used as a temporary taxation point castle?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ295507
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  • RCAHMW, 1914, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Denbighshire (HMSO) p. 14-15 no. 40 online copy