Pont Mathrafal Mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NamePont Mathrafal Mound
Alternative NamesCae Bancau
Historic CountryMontgomeryshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Mound diam 35m extremely regular shape. Unlikely motte. Probably moraine. (Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Mound was marked as antiquity on early OS maps but is rejected as such by RCAHMW as almost certainly natural. Accepted as motte by Hogg and King in 1963 (on information by A.S. Davis (1930)) but reject by them in 1970 as natural mounds. Reject by Spurgeon as glacial mound.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ128113
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 302 (reject)
  • RCAHMW, 1911, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Montgomeryshire (HMSO) p. 112 no. 579 online copy


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124 (reject)
  • Spurgeon, C.J., 1966, ‘The castles of Montgomeryshire’ Montgomeryshire Collections Vol. 59 p. 56 (reject) online copy
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124