Panteg Motte

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NamePanteg Motte
Alternative NamesRectory
Historic CountryMonmouthshire
Modern AuthorityTorfaen
1974 AuthorityGwent
CommunityNew Inn

King called this a 'low, small, feeble motte'.

Trial work by GGAT showed that this feature was a scarped natural feature and not a motte. Descheduled 1989. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The investigation, by Neil Maylan, excluded medieval construction the mound, although the position next to a medieval church is suggestive of medieval origin. However this location evidence is misleading as the mound was created during a rebuilding of the rectory (OS card of 1957 quoted in Phillips). The mound no longer exists.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST311990
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  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 256 (listed as possible)
  • Phillips, Neil, 2006, Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050-1250 (British Archaeological Reports) p. 285-6
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 286


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124


  • Mayling, C.N., and Page, N.A., 1989, Excavations at Castle Mound Panteg, Gwent (GGAT)
  • Phillips, Neil, 2005, Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050-1250 (PhD Thesis University of Sheffield) Download