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OLDCASTLE, NOLTON, SUGGESTED CASTLE SITE

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NPRN 401432

Map Reference SS97NW

Grid Reference SS90527950

Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend

Old County Glamorgan

Community Bridgend

Type of Site EARTHWORK

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Unknown

Site Description NAR SS97NW4

Traditional site of Nolton Castle - the Oldcastle to Newcastle to the N (Nprn93036); site first noticed by Leyland, who observed ruins here in the e.16th C., these possibly to be identified with traces of structure(s) underlying the N end of the present tithe barn (Nprn401431): on the N of the tithe barn a possible curvilinear enclosure, c.33m across, has been suggested, defined by steep scarps on the N, above the Ogmore River, & W, these features being reflected/reflecting the garden layout associated with Fitzhamon Court, depicted on OS County series 2nd ed. (Glamorgan. XL.7 1899).

Source: RCAHMW 1991 Glamorgan III.1a 'the Earlier Castles', VE4 159-60.

J.Wiles 06.10.04

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