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Dixton Mound

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01222g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Monmouth
NGR : SO51791372
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Motte
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Phillips notes that the extremely low earthwork site at Dixton is recognizable by its ditch rather than mound (less than 1m high and base of 984.206m²), and that there is no evidence to suggest a bailey at the site. It is suggested that the Ordnance Survey (1886) depicts the site as a tumulus which would tend to infer a high mound possibly a motte, possibly resulting in a classification confusion. Its relatively large base would suggest that there may have previously been a higher motte which might have been levelled. Phillips interprets the site as a moated site with no evidence of an earthwork castle or a motte, bailey, natural defence or observable strategic purpose (Phillips 2004).

Description :
Phillips notes that the extremely low earthwork site at Dixton is recognizable by its ditch rather than mound (less than 1m high and base of 984.206m²), and that there is no evidence to suggest a bailey at the site. It is suggested that the Ordnance Survey (1886) depicts the site as a tumulus which would tend to infer a high mound possibly a motte, possibly resulting in a classification confusion. Its relatively large base would suggest that there may have previously been a higher motte which might have been levelled. Phillips interprets the site as a moated site with no evidence of an earthwork castle or a motte, bailey, natural defence or observable strategic purpose (Phillips 2004).

Sources :
Phillips, N Dr , 2004 , Thesis: Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 – 1250
09Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2007/Copy in further information file.

Events :
E004063 : Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 – 1250 (year : 2004)

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