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In the historic county of Uncertain.
Modern authority of .
Preserved county of Dyfed.

Emlyn has been described as a probable Uncertain.

There are uncertain remains.


Emlyn, and a castle therein, are mentioned in Pipe Rolls, 1184-1204. In Pen MS. 20 (but in no other manuscript), Newcastle in Emlyn is said to have been attacked and captured in 1215. But according to Rot. Parl., 12 Ed. II (1319) (in Cole, Documents Ill. of English History in Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, pp. 47-8), Newcastle-Emlyn was built by Maredudd ap Rhys Gryg who was enfeoffed of Emlyn by Earl Gilbert Marshall (1234-41). This makes it practically certain that the references to Emlyn in Pen MS. 20 are copyists' errors, since the RB MS. mentions Cardigan in the corresponding context. The castle mentioned in the Pipe Rolls cannot be certainly identified. It was probably either Cenarth Fawr or Cilgerran. The former seems more likely, since it is more centrally placed in the cantref, and Cilgerran is mentioned under its own name as early as 1165. (King and Hogg, 1963, p. 123)

Emlyn = Cilgerran or Newcastle Emlyn (King and Hogg, 1967)

Cenarth Fawr, possibly the castle of Emlyn (Renn, 1973)
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