Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

TOMEN Y MUR


TOMEN Y MUR
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

The motte was built over the north-west gate of an earlier Roman fort, the earthworks of which can be clearly seen still. The mound is 20 feet high and 50 feet across the top and is built of stone blocks taken from the fort ruins. An embanked ditch runs around its base and it may have had a stone tower on the top which is now uneven. It is thought to have ben in use at the end of the 11th century.


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off A470, 2 miles south of Ffestiniog
Maentwrog, Gwynedd

 



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