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Brief description of site

Moynes Court has 16th-century walled garden compartments which have a well-preserved structure. There is also a medieval fishpond in a small valley.

Brief history of site

There was a fortified manor house on the site in the 13th century. After a major remodelling at the end of the 16th century the Bishop of Llandaff bought Moynes Court in 1609. The gardens are now in three separate ownerships.

Location information:

Address: Moynes Court, Mathern, Chepstow, NP16 6HZ

Locality: Chepstow

Local Authorities:

Monmouthshire; Mathern

Historical County: Monmouthshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 162 Grid Ref: ST 520909
Latitude: 51.6149 Longitude: -2.69464

Key information:

Form of site: walled garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Plant type/environment: walled garden

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Description

Site designation(s)

CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales Grade II Reference PGW(Gt) 34

Conservation Area Reference Mathern

CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II Reference Gatehouse

Principal building:

house Created 1270 to 1600

Designation status: CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Grade II* Reference Moynes Court

History

Features

fishpond

The fishpond is probably of medieval origin.

gatehouse

Feature created: After 1267

A well-preserved and little altered gatehouse, probably dating from the late-13th century.

Designation status: CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales Designation Grade II Designation Reference Gatehouse

sundial

References

Organisations associated with this site

Welsh Historic Gardens Trust

Cadw Role: Designating Authority

Sources of information

Coflein website

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, 'Moynes Court, Garden, Mathern', <http://www.coflein.gov.uk/pls/portal/coflein.w_details?inumlink=6063041> [accessed 1 October 2007]

Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Gwent

Cadw and ICOMOS UK, 'Moynes Court' in Register of Landscapes, Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales: Gwent (Cardiff: Cadw, 1994), pp. 104-5

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