HEN GWRT MOATED SITE, LLANTILIO CROSSENNY
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, 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.
Craster & Lewis, Archaeologia Cambrensis 112 (1963), 159-83.
OS495 card: SO31NE6.
RCAHMW air photos: 94-CS 0568; 945075/68.