EASTERN GATE;DIXTON GATE, MONMOUTH TOWN WALLS

Site Details



NPRN
33168
Map Reference
SO51SW
Grid Reference
SO51121297
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Monmouth
Type of Site
TOWN
Broad Class
Civil
Period
Unknown

Site Description


1. Walling of Dixton Rd. and cottage on other side of the road indicate profile of wall and tower.

2. The Dixton Gate is thought to have been a twin-towered structure: a U-plan, vaulted structure remains, incorporated into the 'Nag's Head': the town defences of the med. & later borough (Nprn33172), largely decayed at the time of Leyland's visit (c.1538), included the Monnow bridge (Nprn24219) & can be associated with both the castle (Nprn93473) & Clawdd Du, enclosing Over Monnow (Nprn306510).

(source Os495card; SO51SW36)

J.Wiles 10.09.04

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