Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

TOMEN Y FAERDRE


TOMEN Y FAERDRE
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

A large motte, 20 feet high and 80 feet across the summit, sits on a natural rock outcrop above the river Alyn. The other sides are protected by a ditch. Thought to have been built by Owain Gwynedd in 1149, it was then taken by Iorwerth Goch ap Maredudd and burnt down in 1157, but it was later restored by King John in 1212.


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
By B5431 at Llanarmon yn Ial, Denbighshire
9 miles north west of Wrexham

 



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