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Pen-y-Mwd Mound Aber Castle
SH 656-727 Caernarfonshire Wales

Pen-y-Mwd MoundPen-y-Mwd Mound is a sub-circular flat-topped earthwork motte but nothing is known of its early history. On the south side of the steep sided mound are traces of the surrounding ditch and to the south-east are the characteristics of a possible bailey. South-eastern excavations adjacent to the motte, have found the stone foundations of a possible 13th century defensible hall house. Having had a number of alterations, its final 14th century form was a winged three-unit hall house. Interestingly Y-Mwd in early Welsh means vault or chamber, so the motte with its possible princely court or llys, could stand on a 5th or 6th century ceremonial site. 5 miles west is Penrhyn Castle.


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Pen-y-Mwd Mound is located in Abergwyngregyn, off the A55. 9 miles south-west of Conwy, on the A55.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Pen-y-Mwd Mound picture and castle map of the area
Pen-y-Mwd Mound PictureCastle Map of the Area

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