Walterston Castle

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Ringwork), and also as a Possible Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameWalterston Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

A large semi-circular enclosure formed by bank and outer ditch. Possibly settlement of "A and E Waltervilla". The N arc of a an embanked and formerly ditched enclosure, c.50m internal diameter. A C12 sherd was found stratified below the bank, whilst mortared stone foundations, associated with a C13 sherd, have been observed within. A larger and slighter enclosure loops round c.110m to the N. (Coflein)

Near Walterstone hamlet there is a large semi-circular enclosure formed by a bank with an outer ditch. Its diameter is c 10m (sic). Beyond ringwork to N it is possible to discern a much larger enclosure encompassing adjoining fields to the N and NW. Possibly a village enclosure. (OS card ST 07 SE 33) Surviving defences take the form of a strong bank (RCAHMW 1991, 132-3 CR21). (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 ReferenceST068712
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  • 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) < > CR21 p. 132-3
  • Salter, Mike, 1991, The Castles of Gwent, Glamorgan and Gower (Malvern) p. 75 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 170


  • Spurgeon, C.J. and Thomas, H.J., 1978, 'Medieval Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 22 p. 20 online copy