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Symon's Castle

Powys, Mid-Wales (SO 285 933)

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Excavated. The 4m high motte has been increased in appearance by modern quarrying, but the siting of the motte explains it's use - it overlooks and completely controls the road leading onto the Ceri Ridgeway. The castle would have been an ideal garrison point for controlling passage into and out of the local area. A stone curtain wall was added to the earlier motte (1.8m thick), and enclosed a court 21m across.

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