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PEN-Y-CLAWDD COURT, CASTLE MOUND

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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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