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NPRN 275974

Map Reference SO31SW

Grid Reference SO32001005

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Llanover

Type of Site CASTLE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Castle Arnold, destroyed in 1177, is traditionally believed to be the site of the palace of Kings of Over Gwent. The visible remains at the site include a natural mound, approximately 80m east to west by 50m and up to 6.0m high set on the fringes of the Usk flood plain. A subrectangular enclosure, c.50m E-W by 26m, upon the summit of the mound, is defined by low banks on the west and east, elsewhere by steep natural slopes. Attached on the western side is a second enclosure, c.32m E-W, defined by a bank on the west.
(source Os495card; SO31SW26)

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 13 May 2004

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