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Castell Dmas Bran, Denbighshire

Historical Description

Castell-Dmas-Bran, an ancient fortress in Denbighshire, on a conical eminence 910 feet high, rising from the Dee in the north-eastern vicinity of Llangollen. It dates from very early times, gave refuge to Gryffydd ap Madoc at his alliance with Henry III., and sustained a siege in the conflict between Owen Glendower and Lord Gray de Ruthin. Little more than substructions of it exist, but they show it to have been an oblong 290 feet by 140, and very strong.

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

Land and Property

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


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