Waun Tympath

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameWaun Tympath
Alternative NamesPenbre; Twmpath, Cwm Ferman
Historic CountryCarmarthenshire
Modern AuthorityCarmarthenshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityCefn Sidan

Waun Twmpath motte is a well-preserved castle mound some 40 metres in diameter at the base and 15 metres diameter at the top. It has a maximum height of about 7 metres above the base of a well-defined ditch which is up to 2.5 metres deep in places. It is located on the northern edge of a protruding spur of high ground, but it is overlooked from the south. (Coflein)

The motte has not been recently disturbed although a narrow section of ditch has been filled in by cattle (by Gouging out the adjacent outer bank.) Trampling through. A large metal frame has been secured to the top of the motte for unknown reasons. (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 ReferenceSN465025
Latitude51.7006683349609
Longitude-4.22159004211426
Eastings246570
Northings202550
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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. 42
  • Salter, Mike, 1996, The Castles of South West Wales (Malvern) p. 47 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 59
  • Rees, Wm, 1932, Map of South Wales and the Border in the 14th century (Ordnance Survey) (A handbook to the map was published in 1933)
  • RCAHMW, 1917, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Carmarthenshire (HMSO) p. 229 no. 678 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
  • 1919, Transactions of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society