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Moated Site in Coldra Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Langstone, Newport (Casnewydd)

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Latitude: 51.604 / 51°36'14"N

Longitude: -2.9263 / 2°55'34"W

OS Eastings: 335941

OS Northings: 189864

OS Grid: ST359898

Mapcode National: GBR J8.B4ML

Mapcode Global: VH7B7.7Y98

Entry Name: Moated Site in Coldra Wood

Scheduled Date: 9 August 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3327

Cadw Legacy ID: MM253

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Langstone

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. The moat is D-shaped and about 30m wide and 50m long. The lower south-east side of the moat is straight pond like feature fed by a stream. It is 60m in length and up to 8m wide. From this, two shallow broad ditches with external banks curve round to define a semi-circular enclosure. The banks are between 8m and 10m wide. An entrance gap is said to exist in the centre of this arc. The monument is located in dense woodland and scrub, at the foot of a scarp. Botanical evidence suggests that this represents ancient woodland.

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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