TRELLECH MOTTE

Site Details



NPRN
306480
Map Reference
SO40NE
Grid Reference
SO49980535
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Trellech United
Type of Site
MOTTE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description


Tump Terret is a ditched mound, c.36m in diameter and 5.5m high, with the remains of counterscarp to the south. The Castle is mentioned in 1231, and referred to as 'site of' in 1306.
A geophysical survey in the area of the motte indicated the presence of structural remains in the area of the bailey enclosure to the north and north-east. Structural features on the motte-top are thought to relate to a nineteenth-centuryth century summer house (Soulsby 1982 (Monmouth Antiquary 4.3-4), 41).
The presence of Court Farm to the south (Nprn43389), may indicate a further enclosure in this area.
Associated with:
Trelleck medieval and later borough (Nprn33177).

Sources:
Os495card; SO40NE8).
Hamilton (2002), Archaeology in Wales vol.42, p.143-5.
Soulsby (1982), Monmouth Antiquary 4.3-4, p.41

J.Wiles 18.09.02

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