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CALDICOT

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NPRN 309440

Map Reference ST48NE

Grid Reference ST4788

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Caldicot

Type of Site TOWN

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Medieval

Site Description Norman settlement mentioned in Domesday Book, 1086. Originally based around a wooden motte and bailey, a stone castle was built by 12th Century. The original village was an 'English' style settlement, with houses surrounding a central preaching cross, and with a four field system under strip cultivation. The town rapidly expanded after WWII, and now numbers over 10,000 inhabitants.

G.M. Edwards 11/11/2003

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