STORMY CASTLE

Site Details



NPRN
19997
Map Reference
SS88SW
Grid Reference
SS84588153
Unitary (Local) Authority
Bridgend
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Cynffig
Type of Site
MOTTE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description


A degraded circular mound, 35m in diameter and 3.0m high, with a summit diameter of 15-18m.
Thought to be the castle of the Sturmis. Geffrey Sturmi founded a vill here, after 1115, on previously uncultivated land. The site was in the possession of Margam abbey by 1166.

Sources: Os495card; SS88SW27;
RCAHMW 1991 Glamorgan III.1a 'the Earlier Castles', 61-4.

Associated with:
Stormy I (Nprn15455)
Stormy II (Nprn19998)
Stormy moated site (Nprn308464).

RCAHMW AP955060/67; 955223/49-50

J.Wiles 13.12.02

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