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Llanmelin Wood Lesser Enclosure


Nearest Town:Chepstow (7km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   ST46369283 / Sheets: 171, 172
Latitude:51° 37' 52.32" N
Longitude:   2° 46' 30.27" W

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Failed visit 17.6.14

The enclosure is in the trees next to the minor road, a short distance east of Llanmelin Hillfort.

Unfortunately there was no way into the trees to have a look as the way was blocked by a sea of head height nettles (I am not joking) and bushes.

Definitely one for a winter visit!

COFLEIN state:
‘A roughly oval enclosure, about 52m by 32m, banked, ditched and counterscarped, the circuit is not preserved on the south-east. The site lies 235m north-east of Llanmelin Wood hillfort, trenched across the defences, in 1930-32, produced Iron Age pottery from the banks, overlain by deposits containing 12th C AD material.
Posted by CARL
18th June 2014ce