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Castle Upon Alun
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00423m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : St Bride's Major Unitary authority : Vale of Glamorgan NGR : SS91157479 Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Castle Status :
Summary : No visible remains of the castle. Site is on disturbed ground & overgrown. No trace was found of a motte or a bailey. 2 archways have been incorporated into a wall.
Description : No visible remains of the castle. Site is on disturbed ground & overgrown. No trace was found of a motte or a bailey. 2 archways have been incorporated into a wall.
Its presence on a 1936 map that suggests its fortifications were small (produced by William Rees). Rees also is recorded as stating that it was abandoned by the 14th century (the disputation that a family lived here is dismissed by Thomas as referring to a different location). "There are a number of masonry abutments and walls forming part of the foundation around the north of the perimeter of the site, but nothing you could even describe as a ruin." (Thomas, 2000)
Roger D Thomas , 2000 , The History of Old Castle upon Alun
01/MM Record Card/OS//1957/SS 97 SW 1/;
02/PM Desc Text//Evans C.J.O/1944/Glam its Hist & Topog/p.227;
03/PM Map//Rees W/1932/S.Wales & Border in 14th C./SE Sheet