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Welsh language Laugharne Castle Pamphlet Guide

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Welsh language Laugharne Castle Pamphlet Guide Welsh language Laugharne Castle Pamphlet Guide Welsh language Laugharne Castle Pamphlet Guide

Welsh language Laugharne Castle Pamphlet Guide

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Laugharne Castle is one of a series built by Norman lords in south Wales during the late eleventh and early twelfth century to control important estuaries.

The first mention of a castle at Laugharne is made in 1116, in the medieval history chronicle, Brut y Tywysogyon. At that time, the name was 'Abercorran' - the river Corran flows directly under the castle. According to the Brut, Bleddyn ap Cedifor was put in charge of the castle - a suggestion that some Welshmen worked with the Normans even at that time. The scant evidence of the first castle suggests that it was a simple building, using the natural defence of the sea and the two-sided slope, with an earth bank facing landward with a wooden palisade or stone wall along it. It seems that this was the first version of Laugharne Castle.

 

Over the centuries, there were five further versions culminating with the combination of medieval castle and Tudor mansion that can be seen today.

Product Code: CPC00027

Published 2016 / 8 pages / ISBN 978-1-8576-419-1

Size 150mm (w) x 210mm (h) Welsh language

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