Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

SKENFRITH CASTLE


SKENFRITH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

A Norman motte with a circular bailey originally, built beside the river to defend the border. The site was then leveled and it was rebuilt in 1220 with 4 corner towers, a gatehouse and a round keep to support White and Usk castles. Modifications were made later in the 13th century to the residential buildings. It was abandoned by the middle of the 16th century and in ruins within a hundred years.

Open all year.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
On B4251, 11 miles north east of Abergavenny
Skenfrith, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8UH

 



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