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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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