Cwm Mound, Llansantffraed in Elvel

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameCwm Mound, Llansantffraed in Elvel
Alternative NamesGarn Fach
Historic CountryRadnorshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust record of ? motte reads 'Mound (Tithe map) in field called Garn Fach. No such feature apparent to RCAHM, 1913 by 1912. Presumably destroyed'

Gatehouse Comments

The position is close to road crossing of stream in narrow valley so there remains some possibility of this being 'taxation point' castle or a temporary work connected to controlling movement during various disputes in the area, although it does seem fairly easy to bypass. It is not entirely certain there was a mound here and if if there was one it must have been fairly slight to be so totally removed in this area where there has been little intense ploughing (and certainly no intense ploughing before 1913).

- Philip Davis

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Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO104564
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  • RCAHMW, 1913, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Radnorshire (HMSO) p. 110 no. 441 online copy


  • Tithe Survey Llansantffraid. Tithe map