Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CRICKHOWELL CASTLE


CRICKHOWELL CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

A fifty feet high motte remains from the 12th century castle, which originally had a shell keep on the top, surrounded by the remains of the barbican and part of the gatehouse. The bailey was surrounded by a curtain wall with towers but is now a recreation ground. It was abandoned in the 15th century and most of the stone removed for buildings in the town.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A40, 7 miles north west of Abergavenny

 



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