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Earthwork;siegework, North-east Of Raglan Castle

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NPRN402158
Map ReferenceSO40NW
Grid ReferenceSO4174008500
Unitary (Local) AuthorityMonmouthshire
Old CountyMonmouthshire
CommunityRaglan
Type Of SiteSIEGEWORK
Period17th Century
Description
Earthwork features identified as a seventeenth century Civil War siege battery, placed against Raglan Castle (nprn 93387), possibly that mentioned in a letter of July 1646. On the ground, poorly defined earthworks, in the region of 35-40m across, set about the summit of a knoll, roughly 130m north-east of the civil war circuit set about Raglan castle; Aerial photos (reproduced as Kenyon 1983, plate XVIII) show this to have been an angular work, having a salient facing the castle; linear earthwork features can be seen to run for about 125m to the north-west and for 90m to the east, presumably forming part of the lines of encirclement.
Source: Kenyon 1983 (AC 131 (1982)), 139-42.
NAR ref: SO40NW25
J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 14.12.2004.