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Section of Town Wall at Watton Mount
To rear of Watton Mount and and Plough Chapel; very overgrown.
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.
Reason for designation
The best surviving part of the Medieval town walls of Brecon.
Scheduled Ancient Monument Cadw Ref BR 150 (POW).
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