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Moated Site 250m south west of Pencoed Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Langstone, Newport (Casnewydd)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 3141

Cadw Legacy ID: MM201

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Langstone

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.

Source: Cadw

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