Nicholaston Castle

Has been described as a Rejected Masonry Castle

There are no visible remains

NameNicholaston Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan

King records Nicholaston as a possible castle site mentioned in 1459. Spurgeon writes this may be no more than a scribal conceit and that no castle has been identified at Nicholaston. Probably the scribe was using the term castra in the sense of a manorial administrative centre and that the administrative building may well have been a simple dwelling and offices not necessarily decorated with military symbolism.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS522884
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 173


  • 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

Primary Sources

  • Clark, G.T., 1910 (2edn), Cartae et alia munimenta quae ad dominium de Glamorgancia pertinent Vol. 5 p. 1641 online copy