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PENLLE'R CASTELL

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NPRN 300308

Map Reference SN60NE

Grid Reference SN66540960

Unitary (Local) Authority Swansea

Old County Glamorgan

Community Mawr

Type of Site CASTLE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description The surviving remains of Penlle'r Castell consist of impressive earthworks with slight vestiges of the masonry which once crowned them. It has been suggested with reasonable confidence that this unconventional structure was founded by William de Braose II as a military frontier castle ca 1252.

RCAHMW 2000 'Glamorgan - the later castles', 273-9.

RCAHMW, December 2008

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