CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 120 - Welshpool, Domen Gastell (multiple site)
Scheduled Ancient Monument Mg019(POW)

NGR :- SJ2301007400 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- Medieval - Motte and bailey (Earthwork - Damaged )

Motte up to 6.1m high with tail cut back on south and east for railway siding. Adjoining embanked oval bailey up to 6.1m high with levelled interior now used as a bowling green.

Retaining wall on outside of eastern arc of the motte and bailey was removed and replaced as part of the Welshpool relief road construction. The majority of the ground behind the wall was 19th century infill with sterile clay bank of medieval bailey towards the base of excavation. Foundation trench did not bottom the clay bank. Profile suggests that the medieval earthwork was more ogival than the present bailey profile (Gibson, A M 1991e, 49; Nenk, B S, Margeson, S & Hurley, M 1992, 307-8). (PRN 34944).

Watching brief 1996 (PRN 34944) identified part of a bank but did not determined if this was of medieval date or part of the modern landscaping of the bowling green (Gibson, A M,1996a).

Scheduled area of motte extended to reflect the extent of the archaeology. The outlying ditch of the motte and west side of the bailey have now been included (Cadw, 2001).

Sources:-
AMB list , 1974 , SAM MONT 19 ,
AMB map , 1980 , SAM M19 , 1:10560
AMB list , 1981 , SAM M19 ,
Anon , 1882 , , 368
Burnham, H , 1995 , A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys , 196
CPAT visit form , 1978 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Cadw map , 1986 , SAM MG19 , 1:2500
Cadw AM107 , 1987 , MG019(POW) ,
Cadw AM107 , 1990 , MG019(POW) ,
Cadw map , 2001 , Mg019(POW) , 1:10000
Cadw map , 2001 , Mg019(POW) , 1:2500
Cadw AM107 , 2002 , MG019(POW) ,
Clark, G T , 1877 , "The moated mounds of the upper Severn ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 10 , 348 .
Gibson, A , 1991 , "Welshpool Motte, Welshpool ", Archaeology in Wales 31 , 49 .
Gibson, A M , 1996 , Domen Castell Motte & Bailey Castle, Welshpool: archaeological watching brief , CPAT report 177 May 1996 .
Halfpenney, I , 2001 , Salop Road, Welshpool: Archaeological Desk Based Assessment and Evaluation , CAP report .
Jones, N W, Silvester, R J & Britnell, W J , 2003 , Montgomery Canal Conservation Management Strategy. Landscape Archaeology Assessment , CPAT Report 550 .
Nenk, B S, Margeson, S & Hurley, M , 1992 , "Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1991 ", Medieval Archaeology 36 , 307-8 .
OS record card , 1963 , SJ20NW 4 ,
RCAHM , 1911 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouth I - County of Montgomery , 182
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .

Events:-
Visit OS / 1963(/ /) -
Visit CPAT / 1978(14/12/1978) -
Visit Cadw / 1987(13/10/1987) -
Visit Cadw / 1990(21/12/1990) -
Excavation CPAT / 1991(/ /) - Built over Recreational
Visit CPAT / 1992(22/09/1992) -
Watching brief CPAT / 1996(/ /) - Built over Recreational
Visit Cadw / 2002(18/09/2002) -
Assessment CPAT / 2003(31/08/2003) -
Desktop study CPAT / 2003(31/08/2003) -
HLC CPAT / 2003(31/08/2003) -

record created 31/12/1983 CM83 - copyright CPAT , last updated 12/08/2004
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004 - as indicated)



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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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