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Rhos Ddiarbed Castle

Powys, Mid-Wales (SO 046 905)

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Another earthwork built by Roger de Montgomery in the 1080s. This site has the layout generally conjured up by the description "motte and bailey": an oval outer bailey with a motte (9m high) closing one end. The summit of the motte is 15m across, and the bailey extends to 55m. The ramparts still stand 4m high, and the ditches were probably water filled from the surrounding marshland.

 

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