Castell y Dail Placename, Llangurig

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameCastell y Dail Placename, Llangurig
Alternative Names
Historic CountryMontgomeryshire
Modern AuthorityPowys
1974 AuthorityPowys

Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust record of ? castle reads 'Name suggests possible defended site. May refer to wooded hill summit.'

Gatehouse Comments

Presumably the wooded hill is Coed Cribin, which is more a headland than a hill and isn't the site of a recorded Iron Age site although it is not dissimilar to some such sites. The placename site is actually beside a road where it crosses a minor stream. This general location, the upper valley of the Severn, West of Llanidloes would seem a possible position for a small castle, although the valley is only a minor secondary route through the Cambrian mountains. The most suitable position would be at a crossing of the Severn at the evocatively named Old Hall about 500m west of Castell y Dail. Without knowing the tenurial history and the actual medieval routeways it is difficult to speculate about this site but the possibility of a minor castle here can not be entirely dismissed.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN913843
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  • RCAHMW, 1911, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Montgomeryshire (HMSO) p. 106 no. 541 online copy