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Wentloog Castle Motte

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Map ReferenceST28SE
Grid ReferenceST2513083470
Unitary (Local) AuthorityNewport
Old CountyMonmouthshire
Type Of SiteMOTTE

The motte lies in the grounds of the adjacent Wentloog Castle Hotel and has suffered some minor damage due to encroachment
by the latter. It is a steep-sided mound measuring about 25m across at its base, 12m across at top and 6m high. The level top has been fenced in to form a garden; the original access from Wentloog House has been removed, and a new one provided on the E side. Another former access up the NE slope has now been fenced off. The NE and SE sides of the motte are contained by retaining walls, which, as far as one can tell, do not directly impinge upon the earthworks.
Other sources:
OS record: ST28SE3.

D.Leighton & D.J.Percival, RCAHMW, 5 April 2016