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Oystermouth Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Swansea, United Kingdom.

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This was the seat of the de Braose lords of the Gower peninsular , around the coast of which are several other interesting small castles. The domestic buildings here are unusually complete, and, except for the 14th century chapel high up in one block, are fairly modest in scale and degree of elaboration. They are mostly 13th century, and are grouped around a 12th century hall-keep. There is access to the top of the 13th century curtain wall and gatehouse, which in its original form had two circular towers.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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