Castell Crov, Bettws Newydd mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameCastell Crov, Bettws Newydd mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryMonmouthshire
Modern AuthorityMonmouthshire
1974 AuthorityGwent

A mound, c20m in diameter/square and 1.0-2.0m high, which has the appearance of having been a moated motte. Excavation demonstrated that this is an artificial feature but found no trace of a ditch around, or structures upon the mound. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

This site has been considered by some writers to be a castle but is rejected as such by Hogg and King as a cairn. Marked as a motte on the OS map and located by crossroad. Locals seem to believe the site is a 'saxon burial mound'.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO359061
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 290 (reject)


  • Knight, 1964, Monmouthshire Antiquarian Vol. 1 p. 125-6
  • 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 (reject–a cairn)