Tongwynlais alleged motte

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are uncertain remains

NameTongwynlais alleged motte
Alternative NamesEglwysilan
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityCardiff
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

In 1980, an alleged motte was reported to the Royal Commission as under threat from development. The 'motte' was found to be a low rounded hillock, with a flat platform beside it constituting its 'bailey'. Both features were entirely natural. (Spurgeon)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST136819
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  • 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