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TROSTREY CASTLE EXCAVATIONS

Site Details



NPRN 418796

Map Reference SO30SE

Grid Reference SO35950435

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Gwehelog Fawr

Type of Site LONG CAIRN, PIT CIRCLE, SHRINE

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Prehistoric

Site Description Excavations by the Trostrey Excavation Group has revealed a multiperiod complex comprising a Neolithic long cairn, Bronze Age cairn and timber circle or shrine, potential evidence for a timber 'altar' and a stone circle, together with medieval settlement evidence. The sequence of monuments is wel summarised in Mein, A.G. 2000, 'Trostrey Castle', Archaeology in Wales 40, 78-81.

T. Driver, RCAHMW

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