Event Information:

  • Mon

    Fieldwork at TOMEN Y FAERDRE – Llanarmon Yn Ial

    10 AM - 3.30 PMTomen Y Faerdre, near Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire


    With the aid of Cadw and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB, CPAT are supervising a programme of site management at the impressive medieval motte castle - Tomen Y Faerdre, near Llanarmon Yn Ial, Denbighshire . The work, organising volunteer work parties to help with vegetation clearance of the old castle mound, is a continuation of a long term project to enhance the view of the monument whilst hopefully adding to the understanding of the history of the site, improve limited access, interpretation boards, heritage trails in the parish etc. CPAT, undertook a similar successful project in partnership with Cadw and the AONB at Tomen Y Rhodwydd above the Nant Y Garth pass between 2014-17.


    We will begin work on site on Monday 4th March through to the Thursday 7th. Time on site is from 10am to 3:30pm each day. You will need to wear sensible outdoor clothing and stout footwear. We can provide gloves and tools but if you have a favourite saw, pair of loppers etc please bring them along. We will be burning on site so if the weather temperature drops don’t worry we have a big fire, baked potatoes included! On the subject of food, please bring a packed lunch and drink. Alternatively, there is a wonderful community shop in the village that does sell food and drink.

    Parking: Please park either at the newly refurbished Old School House car park at the rear of the Churchyard or at the Raven Pub Car Park. It is a short walk down hill to the site down by the river.

    The site is on private land although there is access via the adjacent bridleway. Normally permission to visit would be by prior appointment with the landowner, who is in full support of the project. I hope, with the aid of the surrounding community, to raise the profile of this historic site. If you feel you would like to be involved, whether it be for a day or more, in groundwork clearance then please drop me a line at either our offices (Tel 01938 552 002) asking for Ian Grant or alternatively Mob: 07967 605 404.


    Your support will be greatly appreciated.

    Ian Grant

    Senior Archaeologist

    Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust