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Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Historical Description

Carreg-Cennen Castle, an ancient ruin 3 miles SE of Llandilofawr, in Carmarthenshire. It crowns a precipitous, isolated, limestone rock, nearly 300 feet high, overhanging the river Cennen, almost surrounded by bare sandstone hills, and commanding extensive vista-views along valleys and to the sea. It covers a platform of fully an acre, is inaccessible on all sides except one, and must in old times have been almost impregnable. Its history is not known, and its origin has been ascribed variously to the ancient Britons and the Romans. The existing remains comprise two square towers, defending the entrance, a large round tower, and an octagonal tower, and do not appear to be older than the time of Richard II.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carmarthenshire is available to browse.

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