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Garden Wall of Castle Acre

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerleon, Newport

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26113

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Along the south east side of Castle Lane in the centre.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Caerleon (Caerllion)

Community: Caerleon

Built-Up Area: Caerleon

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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