Glyn, Denbighshire

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There are uncertain remains

NameGlyn, Denbighshire
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDenbighshire
Modern Authority
1974 AuthorityClwyd

Vanished. A castle in Bromfield, burnt in c. 1282. Identified as Erddig, not very convincingly.

Pratt, Denbighs. Hist. Socy., xiv (1965) 11, n6, quoting Brit. Mus. Additional MS. 10013, f. 170a (a survey of 1391) which states that when the Earl Warenne recieved Bromfield (in 1282) some of the tenants rebelled and 'burnt his castle of Glyn.' (King 1983)

Gatehouse Comments

Bromfield was a lordship and hundred around Wrexham (Cantrev Uwch Nant). Although the bounds of the hundred were clear in the C19 the bounds and extent of the medieval lordship may have been different and may have varied. Indeed one function of castles in the Marches may have been to establish such bounds and their destruction related to boundary changes. The source is a report written over a hundred years after an event where is is quite uncertain what the term 'castle' meant either in 1282 or 1391. It may just have been a stewards house. Glyn (valley) is far to common a placename for location to be certain but may have been Glyn Ceiriog (The modern town is a little south of the medieval parish church at SJ204384), which, as a fairly isolated community, in a deep steep sided valley, would have needed a local centre for administration.

- Philip Davis

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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 105, 107 n32a


  • Pratt, Derrick, 1965, 'Thw medieval borough of Holt' Denbighshire Historical Society Vol. 14 p. 11n6

Primary Sources

  • British Library Additional MSS. 10013, f. 170a