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Goldcliff Moated House Site

A Scheduled Monument in Goldcliff, Newport (Casnewydd)

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Latitude: 51.5476 / 51°32'51"N

Longitude: -2.922 / 2°55'19"W

OS Eastings: 336165

OS Northings: 183588

OS Grid: ST361835

Mapcode National: GBR J8.FRQR

Mapcode Global: VH7BM.9CMH

Entry Name: Goldcliff Moated House Site

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 587

Cadw Legacy ID: MM092

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Goldcliff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It consists of a an oblong mound, measuring 36m NW/SE by 24m NE/SW, surrounded by a ditch. Around much of the ditch it is 4m wide and steep-sided, with a maximum depth of 1.5m. On the SE side the ditch is shallower, around 1m, and with gently sloping sides. There are no visible features on the surface of the mound.

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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