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Llangadog Castle

aka Castell Meurig

Just south of the village of Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, south Wales
SN 709 276

Photographs copyright 2002 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Cadw 1992

An imposing motte with a well-preserved horseshoe-shaped bailey earthworks. There is a modern house in the bailey. The castle is referred to in 1203, 1208 and 1209 as being captured during the Welsh-English struggles. It may be viewed from the road and from a public footpath.

Mr. D.L. Evans who grew up in Llangadog notes that "the castle is also known as Castell Meurig and also Castell Pridd. A brief account of the history of the castle is given in the 'Brut Y Tywysogion' (Red Book of Hergest Version) for the years 1200-1208. Local tradition has it that a nearby farmhouse called Glansawdde is built from stone taken from the old castle."

 

 

 


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