Nantmel Castle Hill

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameNantmel Castle Hill
Alternative NamesPen y Castell
Historic CountryRadnorshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust record of ? medieval castle reads 'Traditional site of castle on east side of Castle Hill. No such site noted (RCAHM 1913)'.

A somewhat conspicuous lull rising to a little over 1,000 feet, two miles north-west of Nantmel. At present there are no traces of earthworks upon it, but a tradition exists in the district that formerly the foundations of ‘Nantmel Castle’ were visible on the east side of the hill. Tithe Schedule, No. 1212 (RCAHMW 1913)

Gatehouse Comments

Prominent solitary hill. If a 'castle' site then probably Iron Age hillfort although the traditional account of foundations being visible

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO008685
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  • RCAHMW, 1913, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Radnorshire (HMSO) p. 124 no. 521 online copy