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Latitude: 51.7447 / 51°44'40"N
Longitude: -2.7257 / 2°43'32"W
OS Eastings: 349990
OS Northings: 205359
OS Grid: SO499053
Mapcode National: GBR JK.172P
Mapcode Global: VH876.PDWW
Entry Name: Tump Terrett Castle Mound
Source ID: 1139
Cadw Legacy ID: MM016
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Community: Trellech United (Tryleg Unedig)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). It comprises a large steep-sided mound, 5m high, with a flat summit 14m in diameter. On the S and W sides there is no trace of a ditch, however, on the N side there is a wide, flat bottomed ditch 4m wide and 2.2m deep and on the E side there is a slight trace of a ditch 0.7m deep. Little is known about the history of the castle, however it is recorded as being in existence in 1231.
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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