Llantrithyd Ringwork

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameLlantrithyd Ringwork
Alternative NamesLlantrythyd Ringwork; Llantrythyd Moat; Llantrithyd Castle; Llanthrithyd
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan
CommunityLlancarfan

An oval enclosure, c.54m NE-SW by 46m, defined by a bank and ditch, destroyed by quarrying on the NW. Excavations in 1960s, produced evidence for a strong encience, gateway and internal structures, broadly dated to 1100-1150. Residual Romano-British material may indicate re-use of an earlier enclosure. (Coflein)

A grass covered earthwork partly enclosing the top of a hillock, consists of a ditch with a slight inner bank around the W, E and S sides. Excavated; shown to be castle-ringwork. (Glamorgan-Gwent 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 ReferenceST045727
Latitude51.4454689025879
Longitude-3.37480998039246
Eastings304550
Northings172720
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 239 (listed)
  • Pettifer, Adrian, 2000, Welsh Castles, A Guide by Counties (Boydell Press) p. 111
  • Higham, R. and Barker, P., 1992, Timber Castles (Batsford) p. 303
  • < >RCAHMW, 1991, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 3 Part 1a: The Early Castles (London: HMSO) < > CR13 p. 110-2
  • Salter, Mike, 1991, The Castles of Gwent, Glamorgan and Gower (Malvern) p. 54
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 166 (misspelt Llanthrithyd)
  • Davis, Paul R., 1983, Castles of Glamorgan (Alun Books) p. 38
  • Charlton, P., Roberts, J. and Vale, V., 1977, Llantrithyd: a Ringwork in South Glamorgan (Cardiff Archaeological Society)
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 229

Journals

  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124
  • King, D.J.C. and Alcock, L., 1969, 'Ringworks in England and Wales' Ch√Ęteau Gaillard Vol. 3 p. 90-127
  • 1966, Medieval Archaeology Vol. 10 p. 207 download copy
  • 1964, Medieval Archaeology Vol. 8 p. 276 download copy
  • Alcock, L., 1964, 'Recent archaeological excavation and discovery in Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 8 p. 70-1 online copy
  • Alcock, L., 1963, 'Recent archaeological excavation and discovery in Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 7 p. 126-7 online copy
  • (Jones), 1962-3, Medieval Archaeology Vol. 6-7 p. 338 download copy
  • Alcock, L., 1962, 'Recent archaeological excavation and discovery in Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 6 p. 98-100 online copy
  • Alcock, L., 1961, 'Recent archaeological excavation and discovery in Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 5 p. 82 online copy