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COITY CASTLE, Bridgend
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00370m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Coity Higher Unitary authority : Bridgend NGR : SS92308149 Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Castle Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building I
Summary : Castle in five periods, consisting of two wards, the inner (with keep) adapted from an earlier ringwork, the outer probably replacing a bailey contemporary with the ringwork.
Description : Castle in five periods, consisting of two wards, the inner (with keep) adapted from an earlier ringwork, the outer probably replacing a bailey contemporary with the ringwork. Period 1 ( c110) palisaded castle-ringwork, probably with bailey: Period 2 (late 12th century) keep, over half of the curtain wall of the inner ward: Period 3 (14th century) in inner ward - middle gate, rebuild of keep (with projecting round tower), domestic block; outer ward - west gate, walls and towers: Period 4 (15th century) improvements to defences, including rebuild after substantial breaches, inner ward - NE gatehouse, chapel (in two phases), southern cross wall; outer ward - barn, conversion of south tower into gatehouse, replacement of southwest tower by postern, turret built over infilled west ditch, west gatehouse built: Period 5 (Tudor) improvements to domestic arrangements, all in inner ward (RCAHMW 1991, 218-58 MR1). (08)
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