PEN-Y-CLAWDD COURT, CASTLE MOUND

Site Details



NPRN
306454
Map Reference
SO32SW
Grid Reference
SO30992009
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Crucorney
Type of Site
MOTTE AND BAILEY
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description


Penyclawdd castle mound is a sub-circular ditched moundmeasuring about 28m-30m in diameter and 2.4m high, without which on the north and west are two banks either side of a wet moat. The tops of these banks are approximatly level with the summit of the mound, & it is suggested that this has been subject to landscaping (see Nprn401612); on the south-east are the house, enclosures & outbuildigs of Pen-y-Clawdd Court Farm. (Nprns 20628, 43337); together these features appear to be set within a poorly defined subrectangular enclosure, c.150m NNW-SSE by 135m.

Sources:
OS record card SO32SW15.
RCAHMW air photos: 94-CS-0560; 945074/52-4.

J.Wiles 16.09.02

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