Castell Du, Llanfihangel Ar Arth

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameCastell Du, Llanfihangel Ar Arth
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityLlanfihangel Ar Arth

A ditched circular mound, c.20m in diameter, set on ground falling to the N. Mutilated by gravel-pitting and associated trenching. (Coflein)

Motte still standing up to a height of 4.0m with a few trees planted on it. Ditch still visible on the south-east side. Fading out towards the north. (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN437340
Latitude51.9830894470215
Longitude-4.27681016921997
Eastings243730
Northings234070
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 235 (listed)
  • Pettifer, Adrian, 2000, Welsh Castles, A Guide by Counties (Boydell Press) p. 58
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 28
  • Salter, Mike, 1996, The Castles of South West Wales (Malvern) p. 46 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 57
  • RCAHMW, 1917, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Carmarthenshire (HMSO) p. 134 no. 398 online copy

Journals

  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124