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Latitude: 51.7573 / 51°45'26"N
Longitude: -2.9434 / 2°56'36"W
OS Eastings: 334980
OS Northings: 206938
OS Grid: SO349069
Mapcode National: GBR J8.0DBD
Mapcode Global: VH79M.X3T4
Entry Name: St Mary's Yard Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 3 February 1936
Source ID: 2361
Cadw Legacy ID: MM082
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Community: Llanover (Llanofer)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). The motte is located on the W bank of the river Usk, and the ground drops sharp below the site to the river. The motte consists of a steep sided, flat topped mound, 3.5m high, and is D-shaped with the straight side being adjacent to the river. The top is 16m long (N/S) and 13m wide. On the N side there is a ditch 1.8m deep and 4m wide.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both structural evidence and intact associated deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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