DINGESTOW CASTLE

Site Details



NPRN
306496
Map Reference
SO41SE
Grid Reference
SO45601044
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Mitchel Troy
Type of Site
CASTLE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description


A castle at Dingestow is recorded as being constructed 1184 and further noted in 1469. The earthwork remains include two enclosures, the upper being sub-rectangular, about 54m by 38m, the lower adjoins on the south-east and is about 36m by 60m. The castle is defined by ditches, or moats, except to the north-east where it is sited above a stream. There is a counterscarp to the north-west. Excavations in 1969 failed to locate any substantial masonry structures.

(source Os495card: SO41SE17)

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 20 September 2002

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