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Area of Deserted Medieval Settlement, Skenfrith

A Scheduled Monument in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8786 / 51°52'43"N

Longitude: -2.7941 / 2°47'38"W

OS Eastings: 345431

OS Northings: 220305

OS Grid: SO454203

Mapcode National: GBR FG.RZGH

Mapcode Global: VH794.J17N

Entry Name: Area of Deserted Medieval Settlement, Skenfrith

Scheduled Date: 15 August 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 298

Cadw Legacy ID: MM215

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Medieval Village

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of earthworks, platforms and building footings, representing a deserted village, of probable medieval date. The village was associated with the castle and village of Skenfrith. Excavations revealed early timber buildings built over by later stone buildings of 13th to 14th century date. The monument lies in two adjacent pasture fields, one on either side of the village street.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider medieval context and the scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information, including chronological detail and evidence in regard to construction techniques and agricultural methods. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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