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Penlle'r Castle

about 10 miles north of Swansea, Cwmgors, Glamorgan
SS 664 094

Photographs copyright 2000 by Malcolm Ranson

This was probably a late 13th century stronghold garrisoned by a Marcher Lord against one of his rivals, and is unlikely even to have been a permanent fortification. It perhaps had two square towers, but these were probably made of dry stone walls, as there is no evidence of mortaring. The flat platform forming the castle base was defended by deep ditches, and there are impressive views from the summit (the name means "summit of the place of the castle").

Alan Reid, The Castles of Wales, 1973

 

 

 

 


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