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Holt Castle

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Map ReferenceSJ45SW
Grid ReferenceSJ4113053770
Unitary (Local) AuthorityWrexham
Old CountyDenbighshire
Type Of SiteCASTLE
Holt Castle was built between 1282-1311 and demolished between 1675-83. The surviving remains include an irregular pentagon of walls, about 20-24m across set upon and against a boss of natural rock. The castle is reached by a causeway from the north, and is raised about 10m proud the expansive floor of a quarry that has subsumed any traces of ditches, moats or ourworks. Old prints and plans show that the present remains represent a courtyard around which were ranges of apartments within a towered curtain. There are associated fishponds about 600m to west (Nprn156454).

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 28 November 2002