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LLANQUIAN CASTLE

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NPRN 300449

Map Reference ST07SW

Grid Reference ST01897442

Unitary (Local) Authority The Vale of Glamorgan

Old County Glamorgan

Community Cowbridge with Llanblethian

Type of Site CASTLE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description The castle at Llanquian is thought to have originated in the twelfth century and was subsequently re-built in stone in the thirteenth. A mound, c.32.5m in diameter, showing traces of a ditch has, upon its summit, a partial bank thought to mask an oval stone wall, c.18-20m in diameter. A rectangular stone building, 9.5m northwest to south-east by 8.0m, projects from the north-west of the summit.

source: RCAHMW 1991, 263-5

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 29 January 2003

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