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Twyn y Gregen, Llanarth

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Twyn y Cregen

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SO36270966
Latitude 51.78901° Longitude -2.92509°

Twyn y Gregen, Llanarth has been described as a certain Timber Castle.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.

Description

A mound, c.20m in diameter and 5.0m high, ditched except where it rests on steep natural slopes to the E, to the S a part of the mound has been consumed by a sand pit. Excavation in 1936 produced high quality C13 pottery, but no structural evidence. (Coflein)
Comments

In August 2005 heavily overgrown with bramble. The mound is formed from a low ridge, is now invisible except at very close inspection but can never have been particularly prominent. Not near any settlement now or in the past. Possibly some form of 'knights fee' farmstead since there is no apparent military, administrative or prestige value to the site.
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This record last updated on Saturday, December 6, 2014


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