Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ST ILLTYDS CASTLE, LLANHILLETH


ST ILLTYDS CASTLE
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

The castle mound of what is thought to be an early Welsh castle stands on the south-west side of St Illtyd's church. The circular, flat-topped mound is about 120 feet in diameter and 12 feet high with a mutilated summit and a ditch running around the base. It is probably the precursor of the nearby Castell Taliorum with its two great towers that stood a few hundred yards away to the north of the churchyard.


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off B4471 at Brynithel, 10 miles north west of Newport
St Illtyd's Church, St Illtyd, Aberbeeg, Gwent NP13 2AY

 



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