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ABERLLYNFI CASTLE; GREAT HOUSE MOUND

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NPRN 306023

Map Reference SO13NE

Grid Reference SO1716238052

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Gwernyfed

Type of Site MOTTE AND BAILEY

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Aberllynfi Castle is a compact motte and bailey occupying a diamond-shaped area on a natural bluff roughly 80m by 78m. The motte is at the western end. It is 30-35m in diameter at the base, up to 6.0m high, the summit being 16-17m across.

This is likely to be the 'Twyn y Klommendy' ('Dovecote Hill') 'suppos'd to be an old Krig', noted in Lluyd's Parochialia (1910 edition, 30). It is possible that the castle mound was co-opted as a viewing platform in association with the nearby Great House.

Source: Briggs and Lloyd 'Old Gwernyfed' in Gerddi IV (2005-6), 7-37 [19]

John Wiles 02.04.07

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