Hensol Castle

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameHensol Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

It is uncertain if the present house incorporated remains of the original building, but it has no features of 17th Century date (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

C17 house given possible medieval origin as possible castle by the welsh scholar and forger Edward Williams (Iolo Morgannwg). (King)

Gatehouse Comments

It seems likely there was a substantial house on the site possibly dating back to late medieval times but there is nothing, other than a 'castle' name (of later origin) to suggest this was fortified. The medieval house has been totally destroyed and the medieval landscape has been destroyed by C18 garden landscaping and a later golf course.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic Wales CADW listed database record number
The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST047789
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 173