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Alexanderstone Mottes

Breconshire (Powys) mid-Wales
SO 073301 & 070295

Above: view of the motte located at 073301 to the east on the main road A470.
Photograph copyright 2005 by Malcolm Ranson.

The farm cuts into the SE side of a motte 5m high and 10m by 1.5m on top, which has traces of a bailey 30m by 15m to the north. Beside a stream 1.5km to the south is a second mound 1m high with a summit 9m across and a ditch mostly silted up. An Alexander mentioned in a charter concerned with Brecon Priory c.1148 was probably a member of the Mora family, then lords here.

Mike Salter, The Castles of Mid Wales, Folly Publications, 2001.

 


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