TREGRUG CASTLE;LLANGYBI, EARTHWORK CASTLE

Site Details



NPRN
307862
Map Reference
ST39NE
Grid Reference
ST36969735
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llangybi (Monmouthshire)
Type of Site
MOTTE AND BAILEY
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval;Post Medieval

Site Description

A low and level bank, c.44-48m in diameter, set about the interior of a sub-oval, ditched and counterscarped enclosure, is thought to represent a bowling green established on the earthworks of a castle. There is an outer ditched enclosure, c.60m N-S by 46m, on the E.
Castle first mentioned c.1262, believed to have been superceded by Llangybi Castle (Nprn94896) in the e.14th C.
The earthwork was planted as part of the grounds of Llangibby House (see Nprn265981).
(sources: King & Perks 1956; Os495card; ST39NE16)
RCAHMW AP94-CS 0410
RCAHMW AP945057/48, 50
J.Wiles 13.02.03

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