SJ1310 : Part of Mathrafal Castle remains

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Glascoed, Powys, Great Britain

Part of Mathrafal Castle remains
Part of Mathrafal Castle remains
Mathrafal Castle is a banked and ditched rectilinear enclosure of approx. 100m square on the west bank of the Afon Banwy river with the motte-like but rather rectangular mound in one corner of the site.

It was investigated but not wholly excavated in the 1980's and early 1990's and found to have developed in several phases over the 1200's, 1300's and 1400's with some periods of disuse and re-use. It could well have been a royal court of the Kingdom of Powys.

Today it is a little-known and little-visited site.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1319 1081 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.2798N 3:17.1437W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1314 1084
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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