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Latitude: 51.5986 / 51°35'54"N
Longitude: -2.8612 / 2°51'40"W
OS Eastings: 340446
OS Northings: 189210
OS Grid: ST404892
Mapcode National: GBR JC.BH0P
Mapcode Global: VH7BG.C28V
Entry Name: Moated Site 250m SW of Pencoed Castle
Scheduled Date: 17 February 1977
Source ID: 3141
Cadw Legacy ID: MM201
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Moated Site
County: Newport (Casnewydd)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It consists of a square platform measuring 30m across, surrounded by a ditch. On the N, S and E sides the ditch is up to 3m wide and 1.5m deep, while on the W side it is up to 2m wide and 0.4m deep. Part of the W ditch has been dammed to make a duck pond. The site is thought to be associated with the 16th century Pencoed Castle, and may be an earlier predecessor.
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.
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