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Latitude: 51.5881 / 51°35'17"N
Longitude: -2.8783 / 2°52'42"W
OS Eastings: 339244
OS Northings: 188064
OS Grid: ST392880
Mapcode National: GBR JB.C4PR
Mapcode Global: VH7BG.2B6W
Entry Name: Bishton Castle
Scheduled Date: 20 May 1949
Source ID: 362
Cadw Legacy ID: MM128
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Newport (Casnewydd)
Community: Bishton (Trefesgob)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). The site consists of a semi-circular scarp on the E and S sides of a natural ridge. At the top of the slope the ground appears to have been levelled with two roughly rectangular level areas possibly corresponding to the location of buildings.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both structural evidence and intact associated deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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