Cae Castell Fieldname and Ysgwennant round barrow

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are no visible remains

NameCae Castell Fieldname and Ysgwennant round barrow
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDenbighshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityClwyd

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust record of ? castle/Iron Age hill fort reads 'Fieldname suggesting site of fortification. None is known here.'

An artificial mound, 19m NW-SE by 14m and 2.4m high, set upon a natural mound, c.40m in diameter. Excavation, 1951-68, revealed a complex constructional sequence, opening with a probable ditch round barrow with two burial pits, adapted to accommodate a secondary in-urned cremation. The mound material contained fragments of Neolithic pottery. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

In fact close to Ysgwennant round barrow and it is more likely a reference to this castle-like feature. Close to road in valley and it is vaguely possible the barrow may have used as a medieval taxation point base. The barrow has been excavated and shown to be prehistoric in origin, although such prehistoric origin does not excluded medieval use although any such use must have been short time if nothing was found on this fairly intense excavation.

- 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 ReferenceSJ189304
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