Owain Glyndwrs Mount

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameOwain Glyndwrs Mount
Alternative NamesGlyndyfrdwy; Owen Glendower's Mound
Historic CountryMerioneth
Modern AuthorityDenbighshire
1974 AuthorityClwyd
CommunityCorwen

A ditched mound set upon a hillock above the Dee rivercliff. Traditionally Owen Glyndwr's ancestral castle. The mound is 36m in diameter and 6.5m high, with a level summit 12m across. There is no trace of a bailey or other defensive outworks. It can be associated with the moat, about 180m to the east, Owen Glyndwr's house (NPRN 306829). There are several examples in Merioneth where a manor or mansion is associated with a castle mound, for example Rug (NPRN 306598), Crogen (NPRN 306558) and Prysor (NPRN 308964). A second possile castle mound, now considered to be a natural feature, lies about 1.0km to the east (Hendom - NPRN 406423). Owain Glyndwr's Mount is one of two castle sites in Edeirnion commote. The other is at Rug (NPRN 306598) on the other bank of the Dee. (Coflein–John Wiles 10.07.07)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ125431
Latitude52.9783515930176
Longitude-3.30416011810303
Eastings312530
Northings343130
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 242 (listed)
  • King, D.J.C. with Kenyon, J.R., 2001, 'The Castles: a Study in Military Architecture' in Smith J.B. and Smith L.B. (eds), History of Merioneth Vol. 2 p. 412
  • Pettifer, Adrian, 2000, Welsh Castles, A Guide by Counties (Boydell Press) p. 120
  • Salter, Mike, 1997, The Castles of North Wales (Malvern) p. 87 (slight)
  • Burnham, H., 1995, A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys (Cadw, London)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 276
  • RCAHMW, 1921, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Merionethshire (HMSO) p. 17-18 no. 39 online copy
  • Lewis, Samual, 1849, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales online copy

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