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Caernarvon Town Walls

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NPRN93527
Map ReferenceSH46SE
Grid ReferenceSH4789762853
Unitary (Local) AuthorityGwynedd
Old CountyCaernarfonshire
CommunityCaernarfon
Type Of SiteTOWN DEFENCES
PeriodMedieval
Description
NAR SH46SE9

Cadw SAM No.=CN034
SM/CA/2001/02 SM/CA/99/03

Construction began in 1283, along with the castle (nprn 95318). First phase completed by 1285. Of coursed rubble-stone construction. Wall comprises 2 gatehouses and eight round towers and has survived almost to its original full extent.
(Source CADW listed buildings database)
J Hill 10.09.2003

Part of:
Medieval & later borough (Nprn33011).
Incudes:
Bell Tower (Nprn302415)
East Gate (Nprn302416)
Porth-yr-Aur (Nprn302418).
Associated with:
Castle (Nprn95318).

RCAHMW AP945126/61-5