Nash Mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameNash Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

A ditchless tree covered mound which does not resemble a barrow. It has a flat top, steep rather flat sides and is largely composed of sharp quarried stones which may have come out of the surrounding disturbed ground. It has a diameter of 14.0m and a height of about 3.0m. May be the remains of the foundation of a summerhouse or possibly a windmill. Monument has been de-scheduled on 3rd September 2007. (Coflein)

Behind the grounds of Nash Manor is a mound 14m in diameter and 3m high. It is a ditchless, grass, moss and tree covered mound with steep sides and a flat top. It does not resemble a barrow, is probably of no great age and may have borne a summerhouse. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Spurgeon writes is not a motte but suggested as either windmill stead, summer house mound or just dump of builders debris.

- 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 ReferenceSS964728
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  • RCAHMW, 1976, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 1 Part 1 (London: HMSO) p. 105 xxxix


  • 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