Bauzans Castle

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Possible Masonry Castle

There are uncertain remains

NameBauzans Castle
Alternative NamesBreigan Castle; Brigam; Brigan
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

Spurgeon writes tradition of castle of Stephan Bauzan in Breigan (Brigam) can not be dismissed. Stephan obtained Llansannor and Breigan in 1248 and as a prominent follower of Earl Richard Marshall may have built a castle there. This is claimed to be either Gelli Garn at SS98207962 or Breigam Farm at SS99457984; Spurgeon rejects both of these site but offers no alternative. The obvious site for such a castle would be near Llansannor church presumably the site now occupied by Llansannor Court at SS993774, however Spurgeon does cite evidence for another house in 'Brigan' which is more likely to be Brigam Farm (where there is a suggestion of a circular moat on the 1885 OS map) rather than the isolated and inconvenient Gelli Garn. Lewis writes "Llansannor House, formerly the residence of the lord of the manor, and Brigam, are both now in a greatly dilapidated condition, and in the occupation of tenants; near the latter are the remains of an old castle, which was of some note in this part of the county"

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid Reference

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  • Lewis, Samual, 1849, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales online copy


  • 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