Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

Alternative NamesHen-y-fail; Hen Efail
Historic CountryFlintshire
Modern AuthorityFlintshire
1974 AuthorityClwyd

Clark lists a 'large artificial moated mound' at Moel-y-crio, near Northope. The only mound near Moel-y-crio is 'A circular mound, 17m in diameter and 1.6m high, possibly a natural feature or a spoil heap.' (Coflein).

Gatehouse Comments

This is not really a 'large artificial mound' and perhaps Clark was actually referring to something else, near Northop, but what? Clark's descriptions, sometimes derived from reports by others and not his own observations, are not always consistent and accurate so the Coflein record is probably correct.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ196695
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  • Davies, E., 1949, Prehistoric and Roman Remains of Flint (Cardiff)


  • Clark, G.T., 1889, 'Contribution towards a complete list of moated mounds or burhs' The Archaeological Journal Vol. 46 p. 197-217 esp. 217 online copy