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Gwernclas Mound

Artificial Mound

This site is of disputed antiquity. If you have any information that could help clarify this site's authenticity, please post below or leave a post in the forum.
Coflein: a rejected castle site, possibly adapted as prospect mound
Nearest Town:Bala (15km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SJ05394213 / Sheet: 125
Latitude:52° 58' 4.01" N
Longitude:   3° 24' 32.02" W

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Visited 28.8.13

From Tyfos Kerbed Cairn continue north along the very narrow minor road.
The ‘mound’ is behind a couple of large private buildings and cannot be seen from the road.

Although the O/S map shows a public footpath to the east of the 'mound', past the buildings, I could see no trace of it on the ground.

I chanced my arm and jumped over the wooden gate and (as quietly as I could) walked down the rough track through the trees and towards the buildings. I have to say I felt uneasy the whole time and I was clearly somewhere I shouldn’t have been. I continued down the track until I came to a large garden brick wall. At this point I turned chicken and retraced my steps as quick as I could.

If you do plan to visit this site I would strongly suggest you ask permission at the houses.

Coflein states:
‘A circular mound set on the edge of a river terrace, 14m in diameter and 2m high, with kerbing on the E side. Set in a landscaped garden / park’.
Posted by CARL
4th September 2013ce