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Latitude: 51.6103 / 51°36'37"N
Longitude: -2.9518 / 2°57'6"W
OS Eastings: 334185
OS Northings: 190590
OS Grid: ST341905
Mapcode National: GBR J7.9Q7M
Mapcode Global: VH7B6.SSBF
Entry Name: Garden Wall of Castle Acre
Listing Date: 18 January 2002
Last Amended: 18 January 2002
Source ID: 26113
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Along the south east side of Castle Lane in the centre.
Community: Caerleon (Caerllion)
Built-Up Area: Caerleon
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
This wall is a part of the wall constructed round The Mynde (now No 14 High Street) in 1839. The owner of the house and of Ponthir Plate Works, John Jenkins, was frightened by the possibility of violence and destruction of property by the Chartist Movement and built the wall right round his property to protect it. It is now in six different ownerships, but continues to be visually very important to Caerleon. Its fortress like appearance pays respect to the Castle Mound a large Norman motte within the enclosure.
Coursed squared local red sandstone and conglomerate rubble wall 3m in height. The castellations may have been removed. There is a pointed arch doorway and then the modern splayed entrance to Castle Acre. It is about 60m long. Interior face not seen.
Included as a fine wall built in 1839 with historic associations and group value with the surrounding buildings in the centre of Caerleon.
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