Castell Glas

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Certain Masonry Castle

There are earthwork remains

NameCastell Glas
Alternative NamesGreenfield; Green Castle; Maes Glas; Maesglas Castle; Maindy Hill Camp
Historic CountryMonmouthshire
Modern AuthorityNewport
1974 AuthorityGwent
CommunityGaer

The castle mound at Castell Glas is flat-topped and trapezoidal, measuring overall 33m (north-east to southwest) by 25m on the north-east and 20m on the southwest. It has a maximum height of 1.8m on the SE but only 0.6m on the NW. The mound is turf-covered though probing suggests that it contains significant amounts of stone. It is now set in a children's playground. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

This raised grassy tump lies forgotten beside a childrens play area on the edge of a Newport City council estate. D.J.C. King describes the site as having "remains of a low motte, formerly associated with some masonry".

- Philip Davis

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 ReferenceST302858
Latitude51.5665016174316
Longitude-3.00865006446838
Eastings330200
Northings185800
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 242, 256 (listed twice)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 283
  • Mackenzie, J.D., 1897, Castles of England (Heinemann) Vol. 2 p. 82 online copy
  • Coxe, W., 1801, An Historical Tour in Monmouthshire (London) Vol. 1 p. 71-2

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