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Cas Troggy Castle

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Taroggy; Torrogy; Striguil; Struggle

In the community of Shirenewton.
In the historic county of Monmouthshire.
Modern authority of Monmouthshire.
Preserved county of Gwent.

OS Map Grid Reference: ST415952
Latitude 51.65249° Longitude -2.84730°

Cas Troggy Castle has been described as a certain Masonry Castle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.

Description

The tower at 'Cas Torrogy' is recorded as being newly built in 1307. The surviving remains consist of a rectangular platform, c.42m north to south by 27m, set on low ground close by a stream on the north. It is defined by ruinous walls and a moat, c.15m wide on the west and 10m across on the north. On the south front two towers, of indeterminate form, project to extend the frontage to 64m. (Coflein)

Hidden among the bushes and trees are the remains of a castle built by Roger Bigod III, earl of Norfolk, as a hunting lodge. It is mentioned in 1305, as a newly built tower was probably left incomplete at his death in 1306. A rectangular court was surrounded by walls said to be of poor masonry, perhaps a reflection of the earl's financial difficulties. The surviving south wall (right), however, is well built. The fireplace and two window embrasures in it at the upper level, and probably served the main hall. At each southern corner are remains of towers with octagonal interiors up to 6m in diameter. The outer faces are too damaged for the external shapes to be made out. The SW tower has traces of a staircase and the SE tower has a big cess-pit beside the stub of the east curtain and a rectangular projection is set alongside the south curtain. (Salter, 1991)
Comments

Called Striguil or Struggle in error by some writers, this name belongs in fact to Chepstow.
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This record last updated on Saturday, July 26, 2014


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