Bank Llwyndomen, Hendy

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameBank Llwyndomen, Hendy
Alternative NamesYstum Enlli North; Llanedy
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityLlanedi

A rectangular earthwork about 3.5m high with slightly rounded corners and a prominent well-defined rampart. Ditch poorly-defined, clearest on the SE side. Densely overgrown with trees, bramble and gorse. (Coflein)

Partial Ringwork with rear covered by river. Appears to have been deliberately mutilated. Very overgrown bank and ditch enclosure about 30m by 40m overall.

Gatehouse Comments

Possibly predecessor to Hendy Castle although some authorities suggest it is part of the same castle complex.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN585033
Latitude51.7108116149902
Longitude-4.04905986785889
Eastings258520
Northings203320
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 235 (listed)
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 43
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 56
  • Richard, A.J., 1935, in Lloyd, J.E. (ed), History of Carmathenshire (Cardiff) Vol. 1 p. 272-3
  • RCAHMW, 1917, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Carmarthenshire (HMSO) p. 113-4 no. 327 online copy
  • Morgan, W.E.L., 1899, An Antiquarian Survey of East Gower, Glamorganshire (London) p. 8-9

Journals

  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124 (moved from possible to certain)
  • King, D.J.C. and Alcock, L., 1969, 'Ringworks in England and Wales' Ch√Ęteau Gaillard Vol. 3 p. 90-127
  • 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 (possible)
  • Renn, D.F., 1959, 'Mottes: a classification' Antiquity Vol. 33 p. 106-12 (listed, with Hendy as precussor to Hugh's Castle)