Castell Llwyn Gwinau

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameCastell Llwyn Gwinau
Alternative NamesLlwyn-Gwynau
Historic CountryCardiganshire
Modern AuthorityCeredigion
1974 AuthorityDyfed

Castell Llwyn Gwinau is a circular mound, some 33m in diameter and 1.6m high, set upon the summit of an isolated hill. It is thought to represent the remains of a medieval motte. A parched stony ring, 2.0m wide & some 18.5m across, about the summit of the mound is thought to represent the remains of a wall. An earthfast slab on the north-east slopes of the mound is thought to be a step leading to an entrance. Aerial photographs clearly show a ditch about the mound's circumference. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

Neither Coflein nor the Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER seem to have any doubt about this as a motte although the position is isolated and no bailey is identified. If a motte then one mainly showing the knightly status of the tenant of the nearby farmstead.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN669634
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  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 234 (listed)
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 36