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Castell Moel

aka Greencastle

Carmarthenshire, south Wales
SN 397 162 & SN 396 166

Photographs and drawing copyright 2002 by Jan Kohl

Above: view of the remains of the motte of Castell Moel
Below: view of the east tower of the masonry Castell Moel

Nothing is known about the history of the worn motte and bailey known as Castell Moel located about 550m to the south of a late medieval masonry castle of the same name. This later castle is actually a L-planned medieval house that once belonged to the Rede family. Today the ruins are much overgrown and are located on private property. The most prominent remains consist of a substantial section of the eastern tower along with a portion of the northern tower. Details of windows, doorways and fireplaces can still been seen in the surviving sections of the castle. Although part of the castle may have at one time included mock battlements, it is doubtful that the building was ever intended for serious defensive purposes. (Salter).

Below: view of the north tower at Castell Moel, and additional views of the east tower


 

Below: a layout of the castle showing the extent of the surviving remains

 


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