OLDCASTLE-UPON-ALUN

Site Details



NPRN
300402
Map Reference
SS97SW
Grid Reference
SS91137483
Unitary (Local) Authority
The Vale of Glamorgan
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
St Brides Major (The Vale of Glamorgan)
Type of Site
FORTIFIED HOUSE
Broad Class
Domestic
Period
Medieval

Site Description

The large scale O.S. maps mark the site of `Oldcastle-upon-Alun' in a small field on the N. side of the farm of that name. The name, correctly Oldcastle-upon-Alun, has been extant in the vicinity since the mid-12th century, surviving unchanged for Oldcastle Down, the high ground N.W. of the site.

The re-use of medieval dressings in the immediate vicinity increases the credibility of a castle or strong house here. These dressings relate to two doorways, respectively of 13th- and 15th-century character.

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