THE BERRIES MOTTE AND BAILEY

Site Details



NPRN
307943
Map Reference
ST48NE
Grid Reference
ST48728950
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Caldicot
Type of Site
MOTTE AND BAILEY
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description


The site lies on the south side of the M4 motorway, close to a railway embankment. It is a sub-rectangular enclosure, about 98m (north-north-east by south-south-west) by 82m, defined by a bank and ditch. A roughly 20m diameter ditched mound lies at the north-east angle.
This site is of similar size and plan to Caldicot castle, about 1.0km to the south (Nprn93411), which occupies a similar setting.
Sources:
OS record card ST48NE14.
RCAHMW air photos: 945067/44-5

J.Wiles 20.02.03

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