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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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