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CAERWENT, MOTTE

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NPRN 307963

Map Reference ST49SE

Grid Reference ST47069031

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Caerwent

Type of Site MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description The motte at Caerwent is a subcircular, originally ditched, mound about 24m in diameter raised over the south-eastern angle of the defences of the Roman town (Nprn93753).
A 'castell of Gwent' is mentioned in about 1150.

Sources:
OS record card ST49SE40.
RCAHMW air photos: 945067/48-9; 955221/66.

J.Wiles 24.02.03

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