Winllan Enclosure, Llansantffraid

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameWinllan Enclosure, Llansantffraid
Alternative Names
Historic CountryMontgomeryshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust record of ? ringwork reads 'Oval univallate enclosure some 100m long E-W at top of small mound. NE quadrant destroyed. Abutted by ridge and furrow on W. and S. said to be natural (OS 1981) Curious site, partly natural, partly quarried but with an earthwork core that may indicate an enclosure. Set on a projecting spur of rock in an indefensible location.'

Gatehouse Comments

Whilst most probably an Iron Age hillslope enclosure the possibility of a 'knight's fee' type farmstead ringwork can not be excluded.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ217217
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  • RCAHMW, 1911, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Montgomeryshire (HMSO) p. 131 no. 663 online copy


  • Jones, T.G., 1871, 'History of the parish of Llansantffraid-yn-Mechain' Montgomeryshire Collections Vol. 4 p 75-168