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HAROLD'S HOUSE;PORTSKEWETT, EARTHWORKS

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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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