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Llanddewi Castle Farm;llanddewi Castle; Bishop's Palace

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Map ReferenceSS48NE
Grid ReferenceSS4596088990
Unitary (Local) AuthoritySwansea
Old CountyGlamorgan
CommunityPort Eynon
PeriodPost Medieval
Thought to be a 16th C. & later house, two storied, with whitewashed stone walls & a modern roof (1956); the walls are generally 1,2m thick & shows stone mullioned window frames, some blocked.
Thought to have been the site of a castle, demolished by 1639; an episcopal palace is recorded as having been built at Llanddewi, 1328-47, demolished 1362-89 because of a lack of water.
(source Os495card; SS48NE16 & 17)
OS County series (Glamorgan XXXI.1 1879) shows remains of an enclosure/structure, 12m by at least 25m N-S, immediately W of current house, with the legend 'Castle (remains of)': possible traces of this structure apparent on AP.
Can be associated with:
Settlement earthworks (Nprn400409)
Church (Nprn400408).
RCAHMW AP945088/51-5
J.Wiles 17.05.04