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NPRN 92025

Map Reference SO05SW

Grid Reference SO0439251034

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Builth

Type of Site CASTLE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description Originally raised in the late eleventh century and re-fortified in stone between 1277 and 1282, Builth Castle was once described as "a fair castel of the Kinges". It was probably demolished in the late sixteenth century but the surviving earthworks now appear both complex and powerful. They are 140m by 151m overall.
(source OS495 card; SO05SW4)
J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 31 July 2002

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