Swansea; The Mount

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameSwansea; The Mount
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan

Elevation of some sort destroyed 1804, supposed at one time to have been a motte, but research shows it was a post-medieval outwork added beyond the south gate of the town. (Morris 1991)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS659929
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Calculate Print


  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 174 (reject)
  • Morgan, 1914, The Castle of Swansea (Devizes) p. 38-9
  • Armitage, Ella, 1912, The Early Norman Castles of the British Isles (London: John Murray) p. 297-8 online copy
  • Morgan, W. Ll., 1899, Antiquarian Survey of East Gower (London) p. 129


  • Spurgeon, C.J., 2001, 'The Medieval Town Defences of Glamorgan' Studia Celtica Vol. 35 p. 210
  • 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
  • Morris, B., 1991, 'The Mount at Swansea: moving a landmark in 1760' Gower Vol. 42 p. 24-33 online copy
  • 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

Guide Books

  • Morgan, W.Ll., 1914, The Castle of Swansea (Devizes) p. 38-9