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Section of Town Wall at Watton Mount

A Grade II Listed Building in Brecon, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9467 / 51°56'47"N

Longitude: -3.3883 / 3°23'17"W

OS Eastings: 304677

OS Northings: 228484

OS Grid: SO046284

Mapcode National: GBR YP.MG69

Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.7B3J

Plus Code: 9C3RWJW6+MM

Entry Name: Section of Town Wall at Watton Mount

Listing Date: 31 May 1961

Last Amended: 4 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7115

Building Class: Defence

Location: To rear of Watton Mount and and Plough Chapel; very overgrown.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Community: Brecon

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Tagged with: City walls

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Remains of a stretch of the C13 medieval town wall of Brecon. The wall was built to enclose the C12 expansion of the town. Along the line of the walls were several towers as well as 4 gateways, the Watton Gate (E), the Strowed or Struet Gate (N), the Water Gate (at crossing of the Honddu), and the Bridge Gate (towards Llanfaes).


This comprises the ruined NE tower and a section of the medieval town wall which runs parallel to Free Street and to the NE of Watton Mount. The section is circa 25 metres long, and 4 to 5 metres high. At SW end is an added buttress tower probably contemporarty with Watton Mount (early C19).
Very overgrown, the masonry hardly visible at time of inspection.

Reasons for Listing

The best surviving part of the Medieval town walls of Brecon.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Cadw Ref BR 150 (POW).

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