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Llanblethian Castle;Llanbethian Castle;Cowbridge Castle;St Quintins Castle

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Map ReferenceSS97SE
Grid ReferenceSS9891074170
Unitary (Local) AuthorityThe Vale of Glamorgan
Old CountyGlamorgan
CommunityCowbridge with Llanblethian
Type Of SiteCASTLE
The ruinous rectilinear stone walled castle enclosure, c.64m east to west by 40-60m, at Llanblethian Castle is set on a spur above steep slopes above the River Thaw. The encience, with a twin-towered gatehouse and two other towers on the east, and the entrance facade are thought to be early fourteenth century. A rectangular tower within is believed to be earlier. The castle is first mentioned 1234 and is believed to have been established around 1102. It was ruinous by 1741.

Source: RCAHMW 2000 Glamorgan III.1b 'the Later Castles', 166-185.

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 14 January 2003