HAROLD'S HOUSE;PORTSKEWETT, EARTHWORKS

Site Details



NPRN
15506
Map Reference
ST48NE
Grid Reference
ST49868805
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Portskewett
Type of Site
SETTLEMENT
Broad Class
Civil
Period
Medieval?

Site Description

1. Supposed traces of the hunting lodge started by King Harold in 1065 and destroyed before completion.
2. Earthworks immediately W of Portskewett church (Nprn307463), comprising:
a subrectangular/oval mound/platform, c.21-22.5m in diameter and 1.0m high, with a bank springing from it, defining part of a possible enclosure, c.55m E-W by 25m;
on the W is a bank, c.50m E-W by 15m and 1.0m high, possibly forming a pond bay across a damp valley.
(source Os495card; ST48NE23)
RCAHMW AP94-CS 0468-9
RCAHMW AP945066/47-8
J.Wiles 20.02.03

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