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Dolbadam Castle, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Dolbadam Castle, an ancient, circular tower under Snowdon, in Carnarvonshire, on a rocky point at the head of Llyn-Padarn, 7¼ miles ESE of Carnarvon. There was a castle here before the 6th century, commanding the pass on the north side of Snowdon. It was for twenty-three years the prison of Owen Gocb, the brother of Llewelyn ap lorwerth; withstood Edward I. for a short time after Llewelyn's death, and underwent several sieges in the wars of Owen Glendower. The present tower, which is in ruins, dates only from the Early English or Decorated period.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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