Penycastell, Eithin-gleision

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NamePenycastell, Eithin-gleision
Alternative NamesUpper Lledrod; Pen y Castell
Historic CountryCardiganshire
Modern AuthorityCeredigion
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityYstrad Meurig

What appears to be the northern part of a ditched & counterscarped mound, having a summit diameter of about 22m much mutilated: sometimes identified as a medieval castle motte. (Coflein)

A small medieval motte, which may not have been finished as the defences are incomplete, although this may of course be due to their destruction. (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Small unfinished earthwork. Possible motte of which only one quadrant remains. Square building or enclosure has been observed on east side.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN663674
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  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 235 (listed twice)
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 39
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 49


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124