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Castle in Gwerthrynion

In the historic county of Radnorshire.
Modern authority of Powys.
Preserved county of Powys.

Castle in Gwerthrynion has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are uncertain remains.


Unidentified castle mentioned in 1202. Remfry writes (pers corr) 'Castle in Gwerthrynion is probably Rhayadr on east bank of Wye as opposed to Rhayadr-Gwy on west bank. Might be the 'ringwork' at Cwm y Saesson above St Harmons. Point needs emphasising that there were 2 castles at Rhayadr, Mortimer on east bank with deep ditch, c.1200 and Rhys ap Gruffydd on Welsh bank with motte, c.1170's.' Would have been a timber castle as recorded as burnt to ground.


The term 'Castle of Gwrtheyrnion' seems to have been used in the legendary accounts of Vortigern (see Robert Vermatt's Vortigern Studies) Although this reference from the Brut y Tywysogion seems to be distinct from those accounts.
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This record last updated 08/07/2016 11:31:54