Holt Town Defences

Has been described as a Questionable Urban Defence

There are no visible remains

NameHolt Town Defences
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDenbighshire
Modern AuthorityWrexham
1974 AuthorityClwyd
CommunityHolt

There was a bridge gate the third arch (on the Welsh side). Although a grant of murage was given early in the town's development, there is little evidence that this was ever taken up. Bond put in his 'projected but never built or never finished' list. The river Dee was navigable as far as Holt and, in the middle ages, Holt was a large welsh borough, trading in agricultural produce and some coal.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ412537
Latitude53.0834083557129
Longitude-2.87994003295898
Eastings341200
Northings353700
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Books

  • Lilley, K.D., 2009, 'The Landscapes of Edward's New Towns: Their Planning and Design' in Willams, D. and Kenyon, J. (eds), The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales (Oxbow) p. 99-113
  • Lilley, K, Lloyd, C. and Trick, S., 2005, Mapping Medieval Townscapes: a digital atlas of the new towns of Edward I online copy
  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 143, 204, 273
  • Pettifer, Adrian, 2000, Welsh Castles, A Guide by Counties (Boydell Press) p. 66
  • Bond, C.J., 1987, 'Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Defences' in Schofield, J. and Leech, R. (eds), Urban Archaeology in Britain (CBA Research Report 61) p. 92-116 online copy
  • Soulsby, Ian, 1983, The Towns of Medieval Wales (Phillimore; Chichester) p. 144-7
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 106
  • Palmer, A.N., 1910, The Town of Holt, in County Denbigh: Its Castle, Church, Franchise, Demesne, Fields, etc., together with The Parish of Isycoed adjoining (London) (This book, first serialised in Archaeologia Cambrensis, seems to be given several titles such as The History of Holt etc. It is a major authority for the above)

Antiquarian

  • Toulmin-Smith, Lucy (ed), 1906, Leland's Itinerary in Wales  (Bell and Sons; London) p. 69 online copy

Journals

  • Creighton, Oliver, 2006, ''Castles of Communities': Medieval Town Defences in England; Wales and Gascony' Château Gaillard Vol. 22 p. 75-86
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1967, 'Masonry castles in Wales and the Marches: a list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 116 p. 71-132
  • Pratt, D., 1965, 'The medieval borough of Holt', Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions Vol. 14 esp. p. 42-3, 53
  • Davies, 1961, Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions Vol. 10 p. 244-8
  • O'Neil, 1935, Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 90 p. 358-9
  • Palmer, A.N., 1908, 'The town of Holt in county Denbigh' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 63 p. 155-63 online copy
  • Palmer, A.N., 1907, 'The town of Holt in county Denbigh: its castle, church, franchise and demesne' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 62 p. 1-34, 311-4, 389-402 online copy

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