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Carreg Cennan

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Perched on a limestone crag with a sheer drop of 85m down to the river at the back is a small square court built by John Giffard in the 1290s on the site of an older Welsh castle. A back door leads to a vaulted passage above the cliff to a cavern with a water supply. The east side has domestic buildings and a small chapel in a square tower. The adjacent NE tower and the outer fronts of the gatehouse towers are polygonal, and the NW tower is circular. To the NE are the lower parts of a square outer court with round corner turrets.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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