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Ogmore Castle

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00234m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : St Bride's Major
NGR : SS88187697
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Castle
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument , listed building I

Summary :
Castle consists of inner/outer ward, each surrounded by a moat. Outer ward is defended by an earthen bank. Entrance on SW where foundations of gate were found.

Description :
Castle consists of inner/outer ward, each surrounded by a moat. Outer ward is defended by an earthen bank. Entrance on SW where foundations of gate were found.

A masonry castle of the 12th to 14th centuries strategically located next to a tidal ford across the Ewenny River, and also at the upper limits of the rivers normal tidal reach. It was originally built in earth and timber with a ditch designed to fill with water at high tide, and the early 12th century masonry keep subsequently erected within the inner ward is thought to be one of the oldest Norman stone buildings in South East Wales (Roberts 2003, 26).

Sources :
Roberts, R , 2003 , Historic landscape characterisation: Merthyr Mawr, Kenfig and Margam Burrows. GGAT report no. 2003/081
02/PH Desc Text//Homfray J/1928/Castles of Lordships of Glam/p.39;
01/MM Record Card/OS//1956/SS 87 NE 3/;
04/MM Air Photo/West Air//1979/BM1597/GGAT2615;
05/pm desc text/RCAHM//1991/Invent III 1b/MR5
06/PH Desc Text/Riley W/1892-3/Trans Cardiff Nat Soc/V25 Pt2 p52-62;
03/PM Desc Text//Ralegh Radford C.A/1953/Ogmore Castle/;
238;
07/PM Desc Text//Williams I/1932/Archaeol Cambrensis/V87 Pt2 p232-;
08/PM Desc Text//Smith E.G/1932/Neath Antiq Soc/p.31-35;
09/MM Air Photo/GGAT/Parkhouse J//1986/B/W
11/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file

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