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Dunns Lane Motte, Evenjobb

In the community of Old Radnor.
In the historic county of Radnorshire.
Modern authority of Powys.
Preserved county of Powys.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO26616254
Latitude 52.25601° Longitude -3.07672°

Dunns Lane Motte, Evenjobb has been described as a probable Timber Castle, and also as a probable Masonry Castle.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


A ditched mound, c.20m in diameter and 2.0m high, having the remains of a pond dam/embanked pond to the SW, which may be related to that depicted to the S by OS County series (1889). One of several mottes in the Walton basin associated with water-features. (Coflein)

A motte 2.8m high and with a 20.0m base diameter and 10.0m top diameter. There is a ditch 3.0m wide and 0.6m deep. A possible bailey is located to the south (RCAHM, 1913) The motte is turf covered with several holly and thorn trees on its sides and summit. The south side of the ditch is the widest at 4.0m, it is also waterlogged here and opens out onto marshy ground. There are several earthwork features to the east which are not associated with a bailey and it is unlikely the ones to the southeast are either (Cadw, 1998) (Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust HER)

The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone. This site, also known as Dunn’s Lane Motte, stands on a gentle south-west facing slope and is c.20m in diameter at the base and c.2.8m high, with a summit c.10m across. It is surrounded by a ditch c.3m wide and c.0.6m deep, which is open on the south side to a marshy area retained by a massive earth dam measuring at least 4m high. This once held back the two streams that converge on the site either side of the motte and filled the ditch with water. There are no clear signs of any bailey. (Scheduling Report)

Remfry writes mound may be collapsed tower and that the whole site might actually just be some form of water mill. Scheduled as Motte.
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