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Minor Castles: Glamorgan & Gower

Below is a listing of minor castles in Glamorgan & Gower. Some have slight masonry remains, others are the remains of motte and bailey or ringwork castles, with only the original castle mound (motte) visible, while some are simply known sites of vanished castles with no visible remains. Although specific histories are not known for some of these early castles, many of which date from the 12th century, they were all built as a result of the conflicts between the native Welsh and the invading Normans. Ordinance survey map coordinates are given for each site.

 

Mike Salter 1991

 

An Argument for the Lesser-Known Castles of Wales

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