Coity Castle - Ruin - Bridgend, Wales. Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 31.322 W 003° 33.199
30U E 461611 N 5708024
Quick Description: Now greatly ruined, Coity Castle retains several distinctly Norman features. Well-preserved portions include the eastern face, parts of the battlements, and the wall-walk which connected the three-storied keep with the curtain wall.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 10:53:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMHTME
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
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Long Description:
"Although originally established soon after 1100, much of the castle dates from the fourteenth century and later. Parts were rebuilt following the siege by Owain Glyn Dwr in 1404-05." text Source: (visit link)

"By the start of the 12th century, the Normans had extended the Welsh Marches as far west into Wales as the Lordship of Coity. Two other castles joined Coity to defend the Lordship of Glamorgan along the western border of the Marches: Newcastle (first erected by Robert FitzHamon) and Ogmore (built by William de Londres). The three castles were certainly a formidable lot. Each represented a particular lord, but also belonged to Glamorgan.

In the 1180's, Sir Gilbert de Turberville had control of the Lordship and Castle of Coity. During his tenure, the castle was refortified with stone. Some fragments of the original masonry have survived. Sir Gilbert's greatest contributions were the keep, the curtain wall which encloses the Inner Bailey, and the northeast tower." Text Source: (visit link)
Type: Ruin

Fee: Free Admission

Hours:
!0am to 4pm


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