Colwyn Village Defences

Has been described as a Questionable Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameColwyn Village Defences
Alternative Names
Historic CountryRadnorshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Village possible lay with outer bailey of castle (King)

There is no evidence for earlier settlement around Colwyn Castle, while Hundred House, on a drovers' route in the post-medieval era, consisted of no more than an inn, a chapel, a farm and perhaps a single house in the mid-19th century, developing around an area of common land. (Silvester 1994)

Gatehouse Comments

The outer bailey was a Roman fort and is large enough to have a settlement but apart from some ridge and furrow north-west of the castle there does not seem to be any actually evidence of a village here.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO107539
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  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 273
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 413


  • Silvester, R.J., 1994, Radnorshire Historic Settlements Part One (CPAT Report 92) p. 37 online copy