The steep sided motte, 30 feet in height, remains protected by a dry ditch on the bank of the River Severn. It is surrounded by a banked enclosure. It was probably built by Roger de Montgomery in the 1080s to protect the important route alongside the Severn. The site was damaged by the construction of a racecourse in the 19th century and later by landscaping for a golf course.
|Off A483, one mile east of Newtown|
|St Giles Golf Club, Pool Rd, Newtown, Powys SY16 3AJ|