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SHOCKLACH CASTLE

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Medieval motte and moated enclosure surviving as earthworks. Shotlack Castle was a strategically important Welsh Frontier fort. It has a well preserved motte with a mound rising 4 metres above the bottom of the ditch, which has a counterscarp bank. There is also a moated enclosure measuring 70 metres across and 78 metres transversely, surrounded by a ditch 2.7 metres deep. Aerial survey indicates that the moated enclosure is divided by a curving ditch. The moated enclosure may represent the site of a fortified manor house.

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