PENRHOS CAMP CIVIL WAR EARTHWORKS

Site Details



NPRN
93390
Map Reference
ST39SW
Grid Reference
ST34219175
Unitary (Local) Authority
Newport
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Caerleon
Type of Site
FORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

A sub-rectangular enclosure, about 153m from north-west to south-east by 145-154m, defined by a ploughed-down bank and traces of a ditch. There are earthen 'bastions' at the angles as well as midway on the north-west and south-eastern faces. It is thought to be a seventeenth century fort, but an assemblage of Roman material has also been reported from the site.

The earthworks of the fort can be seen to cut across what appears to be a ditched rectangular enclosure on the south-east (NPRN 402396).

Source: RCAHMW AP94-CS 1266-7
RCAHMW AP945058/70; 945077/65; 945148/55; 945149/56-7; 965075/64

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 20 February 2003.

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