Berry Wood Earthwork

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are no visible remains

NameBerry Wood Earthwork
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan
CommunityPort Eynon

This ringwork, already eroded in 1970, has been further damaged since then. Earthwork features have been further denuded and spread by ploughing. Earthworks depicted as vague linear features on the W have now been almost completely eradicated. The inner bank has also been damaged. The outer bank and counterscarp nearest the wood, on the SE, are still visible and survive to 0.5m and 0.2m high respectively. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

An Iron Age site not a castle, despite the poor use of the term 'ringwork'.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS472887
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  • RCAHMW, 1976, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 1 Part 2 (London: HMSO) no. 686 p. 50-1


  • 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