Brynwell Leckwith, Beganston

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameBrynwell Leckwith, Beganston
Alternative NamesBerganston
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

A sub-circular, or oval embanked enclosure, c.30m internal diameter, obscured by recent features on the N. Thought to be an unrecorded medieval castle. (Coflein)

1km west of Leckwith church; the remains of an eroded castle-ringwork (RCAHMW 1991, 85-6 CR3), defined by a bold scarp with faint traces of a crowning bank and external ditch which define an enclosure some 30m in diameter with a pronounced angle to the SE. Farmhouse may occupy site of former bailey (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Ringwork, or Motte, associated with DMV of Beganston.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST146743
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 164


  • Spurgeon, C.J. and Thomas, H.J., 1978, 'Medieval Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 22 p. 19 online copy