Horgrove Enclosure

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are uncertain remains

NameHorgrove Enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityBridgend
1974 AuthorityMid Glamorgan
CommunityCefn Cribwr

An oval enclosure, c.66m NW-SE by 48m, ditch-defined. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

Reject as castle by Spurgeon who writes "Horgrove is probably an iron-age hill-slope enclosure." Was included in a list of medieval ringworks which might be found to be Iron Age in the RCAHMW Inventory for hill forts, but was intended to be described in Vol. 3 Part 1a, however rejected as medieval before this published - so not described fully in an Inventory.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS855815
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  • RCAHMW, 1976, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 1 Part 2 (London: HMSO) p. 17-18


  • 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