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Dixton Mound
SO 518-137 Monmouthshire Wales

Dixton MoundDixton Mound is a Norman earthwork motte, founded by William fitz Osborn. The very low motte, is encased by a ditch with a counterscarp bank and originally had wet defenses. The position of the bailey has been lost and the oval motte damaged by excavations, which revealed occupation in the 11th and 12th century. A mile south-west is Monmouth Castle and Monnow Bridge Tower.


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Dixton Mound is located north of the village centre, off Newton Court Lane. 24 miles west of Gloucester, on the A40.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for castle pictures Dixton Mound Picture 1Dixton Mound Picture 2 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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