TWYN-Y-GREGEN MOTTE, CLYTHA

Site Details



NPRN
306421
Map Reference
SO30NE
Grid Reference
SO36270966
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llanarth (Monmouthshire)
Type of Site
MOTTE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description


Twyn-y-gregen motte is located on the south side of the A40 road. It is a circular mound measuring about 20m in diameter and 5m high, ditched except where it rests on steep natural slopes to the east; to the south part of the mound has been consumed by a sand pit. Excavations in 1936 produced high quality thirteenth-century pottery but no structural evidence.
Sources:
OS record card SO30NE7.
RCAHMW air photos: 945055/52.

J.Wiles 11.09.02

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