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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01407g Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Llantilio Crossenny Unitary authority : Monmouthshire NGR : SO3795616754 Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Castle Status : Scheduled Monument , listed building I
Summary : White Castle, also known as Llantilio Castle, is reported to have been started in 1184-5, although a record of 'repairs' in 1163 suggests that a timber castle already existed on this site.
Description : White Castle, also known as Llantilio Castle, is reported to have been started in 1184-5, although a record of 'repairs' in 1163 suggests that a timber castle already existed on this site.
Phillips notes that White Castle is part of a group of three associated castles (with Skenfrith and Grosmont); key features of the castle include its masonry construction which was built on a mound surrounded by a ditch (and thus on the same height as the surrounding landscape) and no natural defences (Phillips 2004).
Phillips, N. , 2004 , Thesis: Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1250
The Handley Partnership , HAAbase built heritage assessment system: Buildings at Risk database
Events : E004063 : Earthwork Castles of Gwent and Ergyng AD 1050 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1250 (year : 2004)