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Historic Environment Record

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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01215g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Mathern
Unitary authority : Monmouthshire
NGR : ST51999085
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Moat
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
Rectangular moated site, possibly medieval, adjacent to Moyne's Court (1214g). The ditches are approx: 3m across, by 1.2m deep, with the soil thrown up on the exterior to form a broad low counterscarp bank.

Description :
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Probably built C1609 by Bishop Godwin of Llandaff when he moved to Moynes Court from his nearby residence of Mathern Palace. The heraldic plague over the main entrance to the house has his coat of arms and is dated 1609 to record his rebuilding of the pre-existing, probably C16th, country house. However the site's origins are medieval with motte to S (1215G) and gatehouse to N (1216G).

Sources :
01/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file

Events :

Related PRNs : 1214G, 1216G, 4623G

Compiled date : 02-08-1988

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