Kittle Top, Penrice

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameKittle Top, Penrice
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthoritySwansea
1974 AuthorityWest Glamorgan
CommunityPenrice

Alleged traces of motte and bailey not visible to the eye. (Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Rejected by King and by Spurgeon who both agree this is a natural glacial feature.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSS493888
Latitude51.5779418945313
Longitude-4.17685985565186
Eastings249300
Northings188800
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Books

  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 174 (reject)

Journals

  • Spurgeon, C.J. with Roberts, D.J. and Thomas, H.J., 1999, 'Supposed Castles in Glamorgan; A review' Archaeology in Wales Vol. 39 27-40