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Castell Dinas

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Map ReferenceSO13SE
Grid ReferenceSO1788030100
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyBrecknockshire
Type Of SiteCASTLE
The complex of defensive earthworks at Castell Dinas cover an area c.363m by 280m and represent the remains of a masonry castle constructed over the site of an Iron Age enclosure (King 1961, 77-8; Kay 1964; RCAHMW 1986, 96-9). The castle is thought to have been constructed in the later twelfth century as it is first mentioned in 1234. It is described in a survey of 1337 (Walker 1999) and is thought to have passed out of use thereafter. Leyland reported that the castle had been destroyed in the reign of Henry IV.

Sources: King 1961 (Brycheiniog 7), 71-94;
Kay 1964 (Brycheiniog 10), 15-27;
RCAHMW 1986 Brecknock I.2;
Walker 1999 (Brycheiniog 31), 19-30.

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 03 November 2004