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DINGESTOW CASTLE

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01450g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Mitchel Troy
NGR : SO45601044
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Castle
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Phillips notes that the earthwork situated in Dingestow initially appears to be a large motte with a raised bailey, though further investigation reveals contrary evidence such as its form as a large flat topped rectangular mound with steep, high sides on all sides except the east. He states that it is unusual in design due to the majority of mottes being rounded, and that it may have a rectangular form indicating a masonry castle. Phillips interprets the site as a possible motte/masonry castle of mid-date; the extent of what is natural or tumble from the castle is unknown and he questions its inclusion as a motte and bailey castle (Phillips 2004).

Description :
Phillips notes that the earthwork situated in Dingestow initially appears to be a large motte with a raised bailey, though further investigation reveals contrary evidence such as its form as a large flat topped rectangular mound with steep, high sides on all sides except the east. He states that it is unusual in design due to the majority of mottes being rounded, and that it may have a rectangular form indicating a masonry castle. Phillips interprets the site as a possible motte/masonry castle of mid-date; the extent of what is natural or tumble from the castle is unknown and he questions its inclusion as a motte and bailey castle (Phillips 2004).

Sources :
Phillips, N Dr , 2004 , Thesis: Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 – 1250
01/PM Arch in Wales/1969/no 62 - SPURIOUS ENTRY (MAS)
02/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2006/ Copy in further information file

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

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