Burry Hall, Port Eynon

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are no visible remains

NameBurry Hall, Port Eynon
Alternative NamesBury Hall; Berry Wood
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan
CommunityPort Eynon

Coflein record reads "An apparently moated rectangular enclosure or platform, c.28m by 18m, which has a 10m wide bank at its SW end. Traditionally a moated house." Spurgeon reports almost entirely vanished by 1977.

Gatehouse Comments

Only 50m north is an bivallate iron age enclosure (see Berry Wood earthwork) so can be rejected as a fortification since this earthwork would dominate the house. The medieval dwelling does not seem to be of manorial status. A homestead moat, fairly rare in Wales.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS472884
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  • 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