All three access doorways had a portcullis, allowing the tower to be isolated from the rest of the castle. The large window onto the courtyard and the fireplaces are later replacements.
Sumptuously appointed, with ornate battlements and painted plaster decoration (some of it still surviving), the tower was possibly intended by Bigod as a guest suite for the king.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Forts and Castles.
Location. 51° 38.659′ N, 2° 40.474′ W. Marker is in Chepstow, Wales, in Monmouthshire. Marker can be reached from Bridge Street. inside Chepstow Castle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chepstow, Wales NP16 5EY, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Chepstow Priory / The Priory Church of St Mary (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2020, by Ray Gurganus of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Ray Gurganus of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.