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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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