CASTELL PRIN, DEFENDED ENCLOSURE

Site Details



NPRN
307974
Map Reference
ST49SW
Grid Reference
ST40989238
Unitary (Local) Authority
Newport
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Penhow
Type of Site
DEFENDED ENCLOSURE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


Castell-prin is a sub-rectangular enclosure measuring some 70m east by west by 34m. It rests on steep, rocky slopes on the north, but is elsewhere defined by a bank, ditch and counterscarp bank, with a south-south-west facing, inturned entrance.
There are ruins within of a stone-founded structure, 4m by 3m.
Sources:
OS record card ST49SW34.
RCAHMW air photos: 945058/61; 955222/53.

J.Wiles 27.02.03

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