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CHEPSTOW TOWN WALL AND GATE;PORT WALL, CHEPSTOW

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NPRN 302128

Map Reference ST59SW

Grid Reference ST53289379

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Chepstow

Type of Site TOWN DEFENCES

Broad Class Defence

Period Medieval

Site Description The town defences (wall and gate) of Chepstow, date from the 13th century and later; they are the remains of a stone curtain wall, studded by eleven towers, generally semi-circular, with a single surviving gate, springing from the south side of Castle Dell and running roughly 700m to end above the bank of the Wye, cutting off the promontory on which the town is set.

The gate is built of rubble stone with ashlar dressings. The primary outward facing elevation has a wide pointed arch, three decorative carved stone heraldic tablets and two restored lancet windows. The inward facing elevation has two small 19th century oculi with brick surrounds.

Associated with:
Chepstow Castle (Nprn 95237).

J.Wiles 28.02.2003

RCAHMW AP94-CS 0458-9
RCAHMW AP945065/42-3, 45-7

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