Lower Penwaun moat

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameLower Penwaun moat
Alternative Names
Historic CountryBrecknockshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It is sub-rectangular in plan, measuring 12m N/S by 10m E/W and surrounded by a 4m wide ditch. On the external side of the ditch is a small counterscarp bank. The entrance lies to the NE where there is a break in the outer bank and a flattening of the inner mound. The site lies in a hollow within a field of pasture, and the surrounding slopes retain traces of rig cultivation and field banks that may be related to the use of the moated site. (Scheduling Report)

A rhombic platform, 13m by 12m, enclosed by a moat, 35m by 30m overall. To the SW (up-slope) are the remains of a possible pond, whilst the site is encroached upon by ridge and furrow. (source Os495card; SO03SE6) J.Wiles 26.07.02 (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

Scheduled under broadclass 'defence' but a domestic moat.

- 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 ReferenceSO083320
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