Tomen Madoc Motte, Kerry

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameTomen Madoc Motte, Kerry
Alternative Names
Historic CountryMontgomeryshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

A motte, c.36-40m in diameter, set on the highest point of a narrow NE-SW ridge, ditched to the SW, with a ditch and counterscarp to the NE. Site of a summerhouse in C19. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

Badly damaged by collapse of badger sett.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO145908
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  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 246 (listed)
  • Salter, Mike, 1991, The Castles of Mid Wales (Malvern) (not in 2nd edition of 2001)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 296
  • RCAHMW, 1911, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Montgomeryshire (HMSO) p. 57 no. 288 online copy


  • Spurgeon, C.J., 1966, ‘The castles of Montgomeryshire’ Montgomeryshire Collections Vol. 59 p. 34 online copy
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124
  • Renn, D.F., 1959, 'Mottes: a classification' Antiquity Vol. 33 p. 106-12
  • Wright, F.S., 1913, 'Excavations at Kerry' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 68 p. 439-41
  • Morris, E.R., 1889, 'History of the parish of Kerry' Montgomeryshire Collections Vol. 23 p. 86 (as tumulus) online copy