CASTELL CYNFAL, BRYN-Y-CASTELL CASTLE MOUND

Site Details



NPRN
302770
Map Reference
SH60SW
Grid Reference
SH6149701609
Unitary (Local) Authority
Gwynedd
Old County
Merioneth
Community
Bryn-crug
Type of Site
MOTTE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description


Castell Cynfal is an isolated motte identified with a castle destroyed in 1147 and probably established only a short time before.
The castle mound is situated above a line of crags on the crest of an isolated ridge on the lower slopes of the mountains on the south side of the Dysynni vale.

This is a circular ditched mound, 42m in diameter & 5.0m high. The rock-cut ditch is some 3.0m accross & 1.0m deep. The summit of the mound is dished, producing an enclosed area about 12.5-13.5m across defined by a 1.0m high bank.
There are no indications of further works.

Source: History of Merioneth II (2001), 411-12

John Wiles 10.07.07


Scheduled as Castell Cynfal.

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