Abergele; The Mount

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameAbergele; The Mount
Alternative NamesThe Peel
Historic CountryDenbighshire
Modern AuthorityConwy
1974 AuthorityClwyd
CommunityAbergele Urban

Slight remains of a small square enclosure. Now just an earthen platform 30m approx and across 1.2m high. First mentioned 1334. Precise function not known. Possibily a castle of some form. (Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust HER as medieval moated site)

Gatehouse Comments

Low platform, now, more or less, obliterated under town market. Most probably the manorial centre Small size and relatively late date of first mention suggest more a modest manor house rather than even a small castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSH947776
Latitude53.2851104736328
Longitude-3.58010005950928
Eastings294750
Northings377670
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Books

  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 105
  • Williams, E.W., 1968, Abergele, the story of a parish
  • RCAHMW, 1914, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Denbighshire (HMSO) p. 9-10 no. 20 online copy

Antiquarian

  • Lhuyd, E., 1911, R.H. Morris (ed.), 'Parochialia, being a summary of answers to ‘Parochial Queries,’ in Archaeologia Cambrensis Supplement Vol. 3 (information collected by Lhuyd circa 1699)

Journals

  • Spurgeon, C.J., 1980, 'Plas Allar, Montgomeryshire' Archaeology in Wales Vol. 20 p. 83
  • 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 (possible)