Banc Mawr, Llannon

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are uncertain remains

NameBanc Mawr, Llannon
Alternative NamesCefn y Bryn
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed

Motte is in a good location. No recent damage except due to burrowing animals? Large areas of Bog Surround the Motte except on its west to south-west side where there are small fields of grass. Land serves as pasture to small herds of horses only. E Morgan 1986 (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Accepted as motte by Hogg and King in 1963 but moved to their reject list, as natural mound, in 1970. The more recent Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER seems to accept as motte but nothing about the location suggests this is a motte.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN555075
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 61
  • RCAHMW, 1917, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Carmarthenshire (HMSO) p. 177 no. 532 online copy


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124 (reject - natural mound)
  • 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
  • Jones, J.F., 1962, Carmarthenshire Antiquary Vol. 4