Newcastle Emlyn Town Defences

Has been described as a Possible Urban Defence

There are no visible remains

NameNewcastle Emlyn Town Defences
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityNewcastle Emlyn

No remains of medieval possible earthworks, presumably across the narrow neck of the peninsula form by the loop in the Afon Teifi in which the castle and town are located. (Bond)

There is no archaeological or documentary evidence to suggest that the medieval borough was defended, but the possibility of at least a bank and ditch cannot be overruled. (Soulsby)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN308407
Latitude52.0394706726074
Longitude-4.46886014938354
Eastings230800
Northings240700
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Books

  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 128, 273
  • Bond, C.J., 1987, 'Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Defences' in Schofield, J. and Leech, R. (eds), Urban Archaeology in Britain (CBA Research Report 61) p. 92-116 online copy
  • Soulsby, Ian, 1983, The Towns of Medieval Wales (Phillimore; Chichester) p. 196-8 (plan)

Journals

  • Creighton, Oliver, 2006, ''Castles of Communities': Medieval Town Defences in England; Wales and Gascony' Ch√Ęteau Gaillard Vol. 22 p. 75-86