Hithoet Castle

Has been described as a Possible Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

NameHithoet Castle
Alternative NamesHychoet; Castell Coch; Is Coed
Historic CountryRadnorshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Unidentified castle mentioned as captured in 1233. has been identified with Powis but this seems unlikely. Associated with campaign in Teme valley so probaly either in Shropshire or Radnorshire. Remfry writes (pers corr) almost certainly Bryn Amlwg in Shropshire and not Powis.

See Castell Hithoet, Shropshire /p>

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Not Listed

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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 560
  • Lloyd, J.E., 1912, A history of Wales: from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest (London) p. 680n140 online copy


  • Stephenson, D., 2004, 'Castell Coch/Castell Hychoet:: a possible identification' Shropshire History and Archaeology Vol. 77 p. 120-22
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1967, 'Masonry castles in Wales and the Marches: a list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 116 p. 71-132

Primary Sources

  • Brut y Tywysogion 1233 (Several transcriptions and translations exist the best being Jones, T., 1952, Brut Y Twysogion (University of Wales, History and Law series 11)–based on the Peniarth MS 20 version. There is a flawed translation Williams ab Ithel, John, 1860, Brut Y Twysogion or The Chronicle of the Princes (Rolls Series) p. 320-1 online copy)
  • Williams ab Ithel, John, (ed), 1860, Annales Cambriae (444 – 1288) p. 79 (1233) online copy