Category: Chepstow

Chepstow – the origins of settlement

Chepstow – the origins of settlement

As it's the anniversary of the death of William Marshal today in 1219, here is a snippet of info about the town of Chepstow. The promontory that Chepstow Castle and surrounds sit on appears to have never been inhabited prehistorically or by the Romans; Chepstow only became settled once the castle had been built between … Continue reading Chepstow – the origins of settlement

Portskewett – Neolithic burial chambers, Roman temples and King Harold …

… there is a lot of interesting stuff around in the history world at the moment as we remember the famous Battle of Hastings.  But here's a snippet from a place a lot of people wouldn't have heard of but Harold - as earl of Wessex - did and, according to tradition, had attempted to … Continue reading Portskewett – Neolithic burial chambers, Roman temples and King Harold …

The Ancient Port of Chepstow

To celebrate the release of Secret Chepstow, here is snippet from the book It is hard to believe Chepstow was once such a busy, bustling, international trading port. According to the booklet The Chepstow Story by The Chepstow Society, a port developed in Chepstow shortly after the Normans came to power and early shipping is mentioned … Continue reading The Ancient Port of Chepstow