Parc y Domen Issa, Cenarth

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameParc y Domen Issa, Cenarth
Alternative NamesCenarth Fawr; Y Domen Fawr; Emlyn
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityCenarth

Well preserved motte, 5.2m high, 42m diameter, with traces of a silted-up ditch and no sign of a bailey. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

Possible site for the documented castle of Emlyn.

- Philip Davis

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 ReferenceSN269414
Latitude52.0440406799316
Longitude-4.52521991729736
Eastings226910
Northings241420
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 236 (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. 31
  • 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. 54
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 139
  • RCAHMW, 1917, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Carmarthenshire (HMSO) p. 13 no. 56 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