Llanmelin Wood Lesser Enclosure

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameLlanmelin Wood Lesser Enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryMonmouthshire
Modern AuthorityMonmouthshire
1974 AuthorityGwent

A roughly oval enclosure, c.52m NE-SW by 32m, banked, ditched and counterscarped, the circuit is not preserved on the SE. The site lies c.235m NE of the Llanmelin Wood enclosures (Nprn301559). Trenching across the defences, in 1930-32, produced IA pottery from the banks, overlain by deposites containing C12 material. (Coflein)

Small enclosure believed to be part of Llanmelin Hillfort but there is not good reason to support this contention. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The finds of C12 pottery and the limitations of the online Coflein database mean this site is returned under a search for medieval defences. There is nothing to suggest a medieval fortified site here.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST463928
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  • Wiggins, H., 2006, Prehistoric defended enclosures in Gwent
  • Evans, E , 2004, Early Medieval Ecclesiastical sites in Southeast Wales: Rapid field survey of selected sites