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Historic Environment Record

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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01186g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Chepstow
Unitary authority : Monmouthshire
NGR : ST5325993947
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Town defences
Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building I

Summary :
The wall, c.1200, was not part of the main town wall but a thin screen wall extending to the S and W limits of the town. Excavation has shown that it was built without a trenched foundation and had a slight bank behind it.

Description :
Occupation levels prior to the wall construction were again found and dated to c1200. These were followed up by wall constructional levels and a further build up of ground on the outside of the wall. Only minimal signs of foundation trenches for the wall and bastion, no sign of ditch in the area excavated.

Sources :
Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust , 1989 , Site Visit Record
The Handley Partnership , HAAbase built heritage assessment system: Buildings at Risk database
02/PM Note/1971/Arch in Wales/no68 p33
01/PM Note/Shoesmith R/1972/Arch in Wales/no53 p37

Events :
E000300 : PORT WALL, EXCAVATION, 1972 (year : 1972)

Related PRNs : 95236

Compiled date : 02-08-1988

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