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HEN GWRT MOATED SITE, LLANTILIO CROSSENNY

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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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