Twmpath Motte, Rhiwbina

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameTwmpath Motte, Rhiwbina
Alternative NamesCaer Cynwrig
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityCardiff
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan
CommunityRhiwbina

A ditched mound, 40m in diameter and 6.4m high, with a summit diameter of 15m. (Coflein)

Twmpath is a motte standing on a spur overlooking a stream valley to W. It measures 40m in diameter, and about 5m in height, with a flat top some 15m in diameter. The surrounding ditch is from 6 to 10m wide and has a maximum depth of 1m. (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 ReferenceST153822
Latitude51.5323295593262
Longitude-3.22136998176575
Eastings315370
Northings182200
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 241 (listed)
  • < >RCAHMW, 1991, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 3 Part 1a: The Early Castles (London: HMSO) < > MO8 p. 68-70
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 171
  • Hague, D.B., 1971, in Pugh, T.B. (ed), Glamorgan County History Vol. 3 The Middle Ages (Cardiff) p. 445
  • Randall, Henry John, 1961, The Vale of Glamorgan, Studies in Landscape and History (Newport: R.H.Johns Ltd) p. 77

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
  • 1849, Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 4 p. 301, 317-8 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Rickard, John, 2002, The Castle Community. The Personnel of English and Welsh Castles, 1272-1422 (Boydell Press) (lists sources for 1272-1422) p. 215 (I'm not convinced that these citations refer to this motte.)