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Site Details

NPRN 306512

Map Reference SO51SW

Grid Reference SO51791371

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).

Wilson & Clark, Archaeology in Wales 37 (1997), p.100.
Wilson & Sockett, Archaeology in Wales 37 (1997), p.74.
Wilson, Archaeology in Wales 40 (2000), p.96.
OS record card SO51SW14.
RCAHMW air photos 94-CS-0439; 945062/61.

J.Wiles 23.09.02

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