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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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