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Moated Site 200m South West of Court Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Bishton (Trefesgob), Newport (Casnewydd)

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Latitude: 51.6005 / 51°36'1"N

Longitude: -2.8818 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 339023

OS Northings: 189442

OS Grid: ST390894

Mapcode National: GBR JB.B9V9

Mapcode Global: VH7BG.01CC

Entry Name: Moated Site 200m South West of Court Farm

Scheduled Date: 20 June 1973

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 571

Cadw Legacy ID: MM188

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Bishton (Trefesgob)

Built-Up Area: Underwood

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. The site consists of a roughly square platform, measuring 40m by 40m, surrounded by a moat on the N, E and W sides. The moat is 6m wide and up to 0.8m deep and there is an entrance causeway on the N side.

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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