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Painscastle, Llanbedr;garde Doloureuse

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NPRN96534
Map ReferenceSO14NE
Grid ReferenceSO1664046150
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyRadnorshire
CommunityPainscastle
Type Of SiteCASTLE
PeriodMedieval
Description
The motte and bailey castle at Painscastle is 164m by 106m overall and set within a larger, possibly subrectangular enclosure, roughly 210m by 185m. The castle was rebuilt in 1231 and the traces of a stone tower upon the motte probably date from this period. A tesselated, "fairy" pavement (nprn 411612) was uncovered here in the nineteenth century.
(source OS495 card; SO14NE2)
In 1198, Painscastle was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in Welsh history (nprn 402326).
J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 21 August 2002.