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Sennybridge Castle

aka Castell Rhyd-y-Briw & Castell Du

Powys, mid Wales

Map link for Sennybridge Castle

photograph copyright by Paul M. Remfry

Mike Salter, 1991

Only fragments of the south wall of a courtyard with a projecting round tower about 7.8m in diameter now survive of a 13th century castle, alternately known as Castell Rhyd-Y-Briw. This may have been the castle begun by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd in 1262, and in 1271 was occupied by his ally Einion Sais, who is traditionally said to have had a second castle at Penpont where a tributary stream flows into the River Usk halfway between Castell Du and Brecon.

 


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