Peytivins Castle

Has been described as a Possible Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NamePeytivins Castle
Alternative NamesCastle of the Poitevins; Castle of Poytins; Pytinglas Farm
Historic CountryBrecknockshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys
CommunityHonddu Isaf

Traditional site of castle of the Poitevins which may actually have been Llandefaelog-Fach. (King)

Gatehouse Comments

One of three farms adjacent farms Pytingwyn, Pytindu and Pytinglas (Pytin white, black and green) probably part of one manor of a Poitevin knight of Bernard Newmarch. Kings suggestion is not supported by the tenurial history and the actual site of the Poitevin residence (whatever the form) may have been Pytingwyn since this was the principle residence of the later Gam family who purchased the manor for 300 marks from William Peyton (Jones) in the late C14. This seems to be recorded as 'Castle of Poytins' destroyed by Owain Glyndwr in 1412 but the histories are all elderly and poorly referenced.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO034317
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  • Remfry, Paul, 1998, Castles of Breconshire (Logaston Press)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1
  • Jones, Theophilius, 1909 (Glanusk edn, orginal publushed 1809), A History of the County of Brecknock (Brecknock) Vol. 2 p. 169-71 online copy


  • King, D.J.C., 1961, ‘The castles of Breconshire’ Brycheiniog Vol. 7 p. 93-4 online copy