The Resumption of Monthly Talks for 2015
Tuesday 8 September: 'The History of Newport Castle'
a talk by
Will Davies, Cadw's Regional Inspector of Ancient Monuments
7.30pm in Newport Art Gallery at John Frost Square, Newport NP20 1PA
Non members welcome, but a nominal charge
Copyright: Newport Museum and Art Gallery: British School
Newport Castle Today
Newport Castle was built in the early fourteenth century, but as Cadw reports is closed for the foreseeable future for health and safety reasons. Sadly we can only see the east side of the Castle as the rest has been covered by roads and buildings and lost to the demands of the town. Nevertheless what remains is of interest. Come and join Will Davies and find out more about our castle.
The History of Newport Castle
For the history of the Castle follow the link below to 'Newport Past' where Bob Trett, the former curator of Newport Museum and a member of Fonmag has written an excellent article. He also refers to an article by Jeremy Knight in The Monmouthshire Antiquary, vol.VII 1991, entitled ‘Newport Castle’.
At the time Bob Trett was writing in 2010 he was awaiting a forthcoming report for Cadw by Will Davies, Christopher Phillpotts and Bob Trett. Come and listen to Will Davies provide us with the latest analysis.