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Llangadog Castle

aka Castell Meurig

Just south of the village of Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, south Wales
SN 709 276

Map link for Llangadog Castle

Photographs copyright © 2002 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Cadw 1992

An imposing motte with a well-preserved horseshoe-shaped bailey earthworks. There is a modern house in the bailey. The castle is referred to in 1203, 1208 and 1209 as being captured during the Welsh-English struggles. It may be viewed from the road and from a public footpath.

Mr. D.L. Evans who grew up in Llangadog notes that "the castle is also known as Castell Meurig and also Castell Pridd. A brief account of the history of the castle is given in the 'Brut Y Tywysogion' (Red Book of Hergest Version) for the years 1200-1208. Local tradition has it that a nearby farmhouse called Glansawdde is built from stone taken from the old castle."

 

 

 


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