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PENNAL, SITE OF BATTLE

Site Details



NPRN 403495

Map Reference SH70SW

Grid Reference SH7000

Unitary (Local) Authority Gwynedd

Old County Merioneth

Community Pennal

Type of Site BATTLE SITE

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Medieval

Site Description A battle was fought hereabouts, at a place called 'Pennal Field', between Thomas ap Gruffydd ap Nicholas and William Herbert II, earl of Pembroke. The engagement took place sometime between 1472 and 1474; Thomas died of his injuries.
(Source: R.A.Griffiths, Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his Family (1993), 177-8, 32-3)
The encounter may be tentatively attributed to 8 April 1474.
(Source: Smith & Smith (eds), History of Merioneth, v.2, 2001, 127)
The RCAHMW Inventory for Merioneth (1921) makes no reference to the battle.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 06 June 2006.