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Distribution map of medieval fortification and palaces in Wales

List of Medieval Seige Works in Wales

Temporary earthwork and timber fortifications built as a secure base and possibly temporary lordly base during the besieging of a castle or town. Siege works are often called siege castles, because of the similarity to earthwork castles, but their residential function was minimal. The distinct tendency to over emphasis military history means where there has been a recorded historical siege or battle earthworks of various sorts may be incorrectly attributed as siege works and particular caution is required when attributing a classification as a siege work.
Questionable or Doubtful
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification


Name Alternative Name(s) County Remains
Aberllynfi Church Hall Mound Glasbury; Glasbiry Brecknockshire earthwork
Coity Castle Seigeworks Coyty Glamorgan earthwork
Connahs Hey Mound Connah's Hill; Conna's He; Connah's Quay Flintshire no visible
Crugyn Dimai, Llanfarian Lower Llanabadarn y Creuddyn Cardiganshire earthwork
Cymaron siege castles Radnorshire earthwork
Dinas Powys Ringwork Cwm George Camp; Cwrt-yr-ala Glamorgan earthwork
Pont Estyll Ringwork, Dan y Cefn Llanspyddid; Llansbyddyd; Bolgoed Brecknockshire cropmark/slight earthwork
Aberyscir Ringwork Brecknockshire earthwork
Bryn y Castell, Knighton Bryn Castell; Cnicteton; Cnichton; Trefylco Radnorshire earthwork
Cottrell Motte Cottrell Park Motte Glamorgan earthwork
Ladys Mount, Powis Castle Park Ladys Mound; Pola; Pole; Pool; Powis; Trallwng; Trallwm Montgomeryshire earthwork
Troed yr Harn Motte Ty'n y Caeau; Ty'n y Caernau; Alexanderstone Motte Brecknockshire cropmark/slight earthwork
Welshpool Station Mound The Domen; Domen Gastell; Domine Castell Montgomeryshire no visible

This listing was last updated on Tuesday, April 7, 2015