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List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Cardiganshire

Questionable or Doubtful
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace
Alternative Name(s)
Aberystwyth Castle Llanbadarn Fawr; Lampadervaur Masonry Castle major building
Aberystwyth Town Walls Llanbadarn Fawr; Lanbadar; Lampadarn; Lampader Urban Defence no visible
Adpar Motte, Llandyfriog Atpar Timber Castle earthwork
Blaenporth Castle Castell Gwythan; Ralphs Castle; Y Gaer; Blaen Porth Hodnant; Castell Gwithian; Brynawelan Timber Castle , Urban Defence earthwork
Cardigan Castle Aberteifi; Aberteivi; Kardigan Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Cardigan Old Castle Motte Aberteifi; Dingeraint; Dingereint Timber Castle earthwork
Cardigan Town Walls Aberteifi; Kardygan Urban Defence masonry ruins/remnants
Castell Abereinon Cilcraig; Cil y Craig Timber Castle no visible
Castell Cadwaladr, Caer Penrhos Llanrhystud; Caer Penrhoys; Caerpenrhos; Gaer Penrhos Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Cadwgan, Aberaeron Aberatron Timber Castle no visible
Castell Caer Wedros Caerwedros; Gaer Odris; Llwyn Davydd Castell; Castell Llwyndafydd; Castell Meib Wynion; Mab Wynion Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Cwmere, Llanfihangel Ystrad Temple Bar Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Dol Wllf, Llanwenog Castell Santesau; Castell Sant Esau; Castell Sant Esen; Castell Sant Hesse Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Castell Du, Llanwnnen Llanwnen, Castell Ddu Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Castell Gwallter, Geneu'r Glyn Castell Gwalter; Penweddig; Pengwern; Penwedic; Pennedich; Llanfihangel Geneur Glyn; Castell Walter; Gaer Brynhir; Castell Penwedig; Chastell Gwalter Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Gwarcwm, Rhosgoch Stradpeithyll; Ystrad Peithyll; Strath Peithyll; Rhydydomen; Razos Castle; Ystrad Peithyl, Castell Peithyll Rhosgoch. Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Gwynionydd, Llandysul Coedfon Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Castell Hywel, Llandysul Humphrey Castle; Castell Hwmphre; Valley of Cletwr; Howels Castle; Castell Howell; Castell Wmphre; Castell Hywell; Castell Wmffre Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Llwyn Gwinau Llwyn-Gwynau Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Nant y Garan, Llandyfroig Nant y Garau; Nant y Carau; Llanfair–Orllwyn Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Pistog Bangor Teifi; Castell Bangor Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Castell Pridd, Penbryn Timber Castle no visible
Castell Trefilan Trifilan Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Crugyn Dimai, Llanfarian Lower Llanabadarn y Creuddyn Timber Castle , Siege Work earthwork
Cwm Meurig Isaf Castell Ystrad–Meurig; Castell Pridd Timber Castle earthwork
Dinerth Castle, Castell Allt Craig Arth Hero; Monachty; Dinierth; Dineirth; Llanrhystid Timber Castle earthwork
Domen Las, Ysgubor y Coed Abereinion; Aberdyfi; Aberdovey; Glan Dyfi; Tomen Las; Domenlas Timber Castle earthwork
Felin Cwrrws, Llandyfroig Felin Cwrrs; Felin Cwrws; Henllan Timber Castle earthwork
Gaer, Llandygwydd Timber Castle earthwork
Goedmore Coedmawr; Coedmor; Castell Cevel; Llangoedmor; Coit Maur Uncertain no visible
Lampeter Church Mound Timber Castle no visible
Llanddywy manor of Bishop of St Davids Llanddewi Palace no visible
Llanrhyadr Uncertain uncertain
Llwynduris Castle Mound Llandygwydd; Parc y Castell; Llwyndyris; Henllys Timber Castle earthwork
Manian Fawr, St Dogmaels Timber Castle earthwork
Nant yr Arian Castle Old Goginan Castle; Castell Goginan Timber Castle no visible
Nantperchellan St Dogmaels; Nan Perchellan Timber Castle earthwork
Pen y Castell, Llanilar Garth Grugyn; Castell Pant-Mawr; Coed y Castell Timber Castle earthwork
Penycastell, Eithin-gleision Upper Lledrod; Pen y Castell Timber Castle earthwork
Rheidol Castle Plas Crug Fortified Manor House , Pele Tower no visible
St Marys Old Church Motte Llanfair Treflygen; Llandyfriog Castle Timber Castle earthwork
Stephens Castle, The College, Lampeter Llan Ystyffan; Castell Pont Steffan; Castell Pont Stuffan; Castle of Mabwynion; Llanbedr; Pont Stephen Timber Castle earthwork
Tan y Castell Aberrheidol; Rhyd y Felin; Llanychaiarn; Tyn y Castell; Tan y Bwlch; Old Aberystwyth; Aberstuyth; Llanbadarn Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Tomen Llanio, Llanddewi Brefi Castle of Richard de la Mare; Castello i Flemis Timber Castle earthwork
Tomen Rhyd Owen, Llandysul Timber Castle earthwork
Ty Mawr, Llanrhystyd Castell Mawr; Castell Dinerth Timber Castle uncertain
Ystrad Meurig Castle Henblas; Meyric Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Palace masonry footings
Bryn Maen Caerau Bryn Cynon Enclosure, Cellan Timber Castle earthwork
Bwlch y Castell Uncertain uncertain
Caer Fach, Cribyn Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Bugad Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Cottage, Penbontrhydyfothau Timber Castle uncertain
Castell Fflemish Llanbadarn-Odwyn Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Mabwinion Castell Mabwynion; Castellum Mebwenniaun Uncertain earthwork
Castell Moeddyn Fach, Llanarth Moyddin Fach; Moeddyn-fach; Moeddin Fach Timber Castle earthwork
Castell Myn, Llangrannog Uncertain no visible
Castell Olwen, Lampeter Timber Castle earthwork
Crug y Whil, Llanwenog Crug y chwil Timber Castle uncertain
Cwm-Tydwr Cwmtydu Fortified Manor House uncertain
Cyrnau Castell, Llanddewi Brefi Cyrnau; Brobwll Timber Castle uncertain
Llyswen Manor Hall Uncertain no visible
Parc y Castell Llandygwydd Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Peithyll Fortified Manor House no visible
Penbeili-mawr, Llangynllo Pen y Beili Bedw Timber Castle no visible
Stradmore Motte Timber Castle earthwork
Tir Bach, Cilcennin Timber Castle earthwork

This listing was last updated on Thursday, July 13, 2017  Print this page