DIXTON MOUND

Site Details



NPRN
306512
Map Reference
SO51SW
Grid Reference
SO51791372
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Monmouth
Type of Site
MOTTE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
MEDIEVAL

Site Description


Dixton Mound is a sub-rectangular, or oval mound, c.30m by 40m and 2.0m high, ditched and counterscarped. An excavation in 1849 produced 11th/12th century material.

A ceramic assemblage from cattle-tread errosion on the counterscarp is thought to indicate late 11th-early 12th century occupation (Wilson & Clarke 1997); Roman material from the same context were mostly mid-late 2nd century, with a single late pre-Flavian sherd (Wilson & Sockett 1997; Wilson 2000).

Sources:
Wilson & Clarke 1997 (AW 37), 100;
Wilson & Sockett 1997 (AW 37), 74;
Wilson 2000 (AW 40), 96.
Os495card; SO51SW14
RCAHMW AP94-CS 0439
RCAHMW AP945062/61
J.Wiles 23.09.02

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