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WENTLOOG CASTLE MOTTE

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NPRN 300864

Map Reference ST28SE

Grid Reference ST25138347

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Marshfield

Type of Site MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description 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

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