HAROLD'S HOUSE;PORTSKEWETT, EARTHWORKS
Map Reference ST48NE
Grid Reference ST49868805
Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire
Old County Monmouthshire
Type of Site SETTLEMENT
Broad Class CIVIL
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