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Chepstow Park Wood Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Devauden, Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6782 / 51°40'41"N

Longitude: -2.7388 / 2°44'19"W

OS Eastings: 349016

OS Northings: 197973

OS Grid: ST490979

Mapcode National: GBR JJ.5HSN

Mapcode Global: VH87L.G2ZT

Entry Name: Chepstow Park Wood Moated Site

Scheduled Date: 14 October 1971

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2366

Cadw Legacy ID: MM103

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Devauden

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. The site lies in the middle of a large wood. It consists of a circular area, 50m in diameter, enclosed by a ditch and bank. The bank, which is on the outside, is 0.8m high on the outside and 2.5m high on the inside, while the ditch is 3m wide and 2m deep. The ditch and bank peter out on the S side of the site, where there is a shallow water-logged ditch. The interior is flat with a low bank around its edge on the W and N sides. In the centre are the remains of a rectangular building measuring approximately 16m long by 4m wide, comprising 3 rooms and a passageway. The building is sunk into the ground, and its stone walls stand to around 2m high. Part of the structure is thought to date to the 19th century and have functioned as a shooting box.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence.

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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