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TREDEGAR FORT, NEWPORT

Site Details



NPRN 93429

Map Reference ST28NE

Grid Reference ST28958686

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Gaer

Type of Site HILLFORT

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Iron Age

Site Description Tredegar Fort has a roughly pentagonal inner enclosure approximately 142m from north-east to south-west by 70m to 112m, defined by a bank, ditch and counterscarp. It has a south-east facing entrance and is set within a roughly concentric and similarily defined outer circuit, with an annex on the south side, which measures approximately 310m from north-east to south-west 263m overall.
The earthworks are complicated by the remnants of a relict golf-course.
Sources:
OS record card ST28NE9.
RCAHMW air photos: 94-CS-0590; 945078/50-2; 965104/69.

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 11 November 2003.

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