Garth Rhiwaedog

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameGarth Rhiwaedog
Alternative Names
Historic CountryMerioneth
Modern AuthorityGwynedd
1974 AuthorityGwynedd

Possible cropmark of univallate enclosure encircling low rocky summit, defined by straggling dark green line which could represent a palisade trench. Alternatively, the line could represent a non-archaeological sheep-track or other path. Recorded during RCAHMW aerial reconnaissance on 12th August 2003. (Coflein–T. Driver)

Gatehouse Comments

Gatehouse does not understand the reason anyone would consider this rocky hill, isolated from settlement, as the site of a fortification and it is certainly not a medieval castle site. Presumably Morgan was being over cautious in not rejecting this site.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSH950350
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  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 255 (listed as possible)