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Castell Moel Manor House, Llangain

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Greencastle; Green Castle; Humphreys Castle; Castle Mole

In the community of Llangain.
In the historic county of Carmarthenshire.
Modern authority of Carmarthenshire.
Preserved county of Dyfed.

OS Map Grid Reference: SN39631659
Latitude 51.82484° Longitude -4.32822°

Castell Moel Manor House, Llangain has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.


Shattered ruins of a possibly 16th but probably 17th century house ruins; an early wing was incorporated into large cruciform renaissance house. Leyland (1538) noted only 'small tokens' of a house or castle, presumably a precursor to the house represented in the present ruins; an engraving of 1740 shows the house in a ruinous state, similar to its present condition. Source: Jones 1991 (Carmarthen Ant. 27), 3-20. (Coflein)

Nothing is known about the history of the worn motte and bailey known as Castell Moel located about 550m to the south of a late medieval masonry castle of the same name. This later castle is actually a L-planned medieval house that once belonged to the Rede family. Today the ruins are much overgrown and are located on private property. The most prominent remains consist of a substantial section of the eastern tower along with a portion of the northern tower. Details of windows, doorways and fireplaces can still been seen in the surviving sections of the castle. Although part of the castle may have at one time included mock battlements, it is doubtful that the building was ever intended for serious defensive purposes. (Salter).

The standing remains appear to be early modern rather than medieval although it does seem a late medieval house stood here.
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