Park Mill, Ilston

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NamePark Mill, Ilston
Alternative NamesListon
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan

Hillslope enclosure with three concentric defensive ditches sited in pasture on the southern edge of a slope above an escarpment. Partly cut into by modern quarrying and barely visible on the ground. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER As Iron Age hillfort)

Gatehouse Comments

Called a possible castle by King, which means he had serious doubts about it. Reject as castle by Spurgeon.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS549892
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 172 (possible)
  • RCAHMW, 1976, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 1 Part 2 (London: HMSO) no. 676


  • Spurgeon, C.J. with Roberts, D.J. and Thomas, H.J., 1999, 'Supposed Castles in Glamorgan; A review' Archaeology in Wales Vol. 39 27-40


  • Cambridge University Committee for Aerial Photography AJH10