Penbeili-mawr, Llangynllo

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NamePenbeili-mawr, Llangynllo
Alternative NamesPen y Beili Bedw
Historic CountryCardiganshire
Modern AuthorityCeredigion
1974 AuthorityDyfed

Llangynllo (Penbeili-mawr). 'Formerly called Pen y Beili Bedw, on account of a tumulus near it' (Meyrick, p. 201). This strongly suggests a castle-mound, but nothing is marked on the map, nor is anything known of such a mound at the farm. (King 1956)

Uncertain as to whether this record refers to the "beili" place name or a mound at this location. Beili is likely to refer to a "farmyard" in this context. RPS October 2001 (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Does not seem to be mentioned in any of King's later surveys of castles. Possible site of a mound symbolising the knightly status of a medieval tenant of this farm.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN363436
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  • Meyrick, Samuel Rush, 1907, The History and Antiquities of the County of Cardigan (Brecon) p. 201


  • King, D.J.C., 1956, 'The Castles of Cardiganshire' Ceredigion Vol. 3 p. 69 no. IV online copy