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Latitude: 51.6551 / 51°39'18"N
Longitude: -2.6766 / 2°40'35"W
OS Eastings: 353288
OS Northings: 195357
OS Grid: ST532953
Mapcode National: GBR JM.6TPL
Mapcode Global: VH87M.KNBL
Entry Name: The Platform, Piercefield
Scheduled Date: 4 August 2000
Source ID: 852
Cadw Legacy ID: MM284
Schedule Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Civil Parish: Tidenham
Built-Up Area: Sedbury
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
The monument consists of a folly, dating to the 18th century. A folly is a structure, often found in 18th century landscape gardens, that demonstrates eccentricity or excess rather than practical purpose. They can take many forms - ruins, sham castles, towers, hermits' cells or grottoes. This is an elevated viewing platform 7.5m wide by 2.8m deep built out over a natural rock outcrop. The Platform was one of the principle viewing structures constructed along the length of the Piercefield Walk.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of 18th century settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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