HEN GWRT MOATED SITE, LLANTILIO CROSSENNY

Site Details



NPRN
94890
Map Reference
SO31NE
Grid Reference
SO39581511
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llantilio Crossenny
Type of Site
MOAT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description


Hen Cwrt moated site is defined by a rectangular platform, 39m by 45m, set within a moat, 72.5m by 76m overall. Excavation in 1957 demonstrated a sequence of occupation starting in the thirteenth century, the moat being the work of the fourteenth century. After a haiatus in occupation during the fifteenth century substantial buildings were constructed/adapted in the sixteenth century when the site was used as a park lodge, occupation ceasing in the seventeenth century.
Sources:
Craster & Lewis, Archaeologia Cambrensis 112 (1963), 159-83.
OS495 card: SO31NE6.
RCAHMW air photos: 94-CS 0568; 945075/68.

J.Wiles 13.09.2002

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