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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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