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NPRN 306480

Map Reference SO40NE

Grid Reference SO49980535

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Trellech United

Type of Site MOTTE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description Tump Terret is a ditched mound, c.36m in diameter and 5.5m high, with the remains of counterscarp to the south. The Castle is mentioned in 1231, and referred to as 'site of' in 1306.
A geophysical survey in the area of the motte indicated the presence of structural remains in the area of the bailey enclosure to the north and north-east. Structural features on the motte-top are thought to relate to a nineteenth-centuryth century summer house (Soulsby 1982 (Monmouth Antiquary 4.3-4), 41).
The presence of Court Farm to the south (Nprn43389), may indicate a further enclosure in this area.
Associated with:
Trelleck medieval and later borough (Nprn33177).

Os495card; SO40NE8).
Hamilton (2002), Archaeology in Wales vol.42, p.143-5.
Soulsby (1982), Monmouth Antiquary 4.3-4, p.41

J.Wiles 18.09.02

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