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Parc y Castell

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the community of Beulah.
In the historic county of Cardiganshire.
Modern authority of Ceredigion.
Preserved county of Dyfed.

OS Map Grid Reference: SN28824275
Latitude 52.05666° Longitude -4.49793°

Parc y Castell has been described as a Timber Castle although is doubtful that it was such.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Earthworks thought to represent the remains of a medieval castle mound, set upon the tip of a spur, facing north-eastwards across the Gwenffrwd valley: a subrectangular, ditched platform or mount, about 32m square & rising up to 1.5m high, having a near square summit area, about 25m across: the ditch is most prominent on the south-western front, where it faces onto rising ground: thought to have been substantively reduced in about 1964, the depiction on OS County series (Cardigan. XXXIX.13 1889) appears similar to current depictions. (Coflein)

A very feeble and ill-marked example of a motte on the gentle slope of a boggy valley to the N. of Cwmcoy. A motte of sorts it must be, for it is too small for any other sort of fortification. The name Castell is no longer understood locally to refer to it. A faint ridge runs out north-eastwards to the bottom of the valley it has been cut through above and below by wide ditches, and in this boggy ground these might form good obstacles, but the motte itself is so feebly raised, and the soft earth has subsided so much, that we have here only the ill-preserved remains of what can never have been much of a castle. (King 1956)

Davis considers this a dubious site. However, it is positioned close to a road, which, although easily bypassed, would be the easiest road for livestock and could thus be a customs post castle.
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