Swansea Castle and the medieval town

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Swansea City Council, Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust , [Swansea]
Swansea Castle (Swansea, Wales), Castles -- Wales -- Swansea., Architecture, Medieval -- Wales -- Swansea., Swansea (Wales) -- History., Swansea (Wales) -- Buildings, structures,

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Statementby Edith Evans ; with contributions by C.J. Spurgeon.
ContributionsGlamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust.
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LC ClassificationsDA745.S9 E93 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2803142M
ISBN 100950695033
LC Control Number83234447
OCLC/WorldCa11344793

The ‘City Witness’ research project uses these medieval testimonies, as well as other documentary and archaeological evidence, to explore questions of place and perspective in medieval Swansea.

It experiments with new ways of witnessing the medieval town, and aims to make medieval Swansea and its rich cultural heritage visible today. Get this from a library. Swansea Castle and the medieval town. [Edith Evans; Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust.]. Oystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles with stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay.

Swansea Castle Inextricably linked with the most powerful and ambitious men and women of the medieval period, the castle's history reads like a medieval who's who, full of murder, marriages of convenience, double crossing and devious alliances.

Evans, Edith,Swansea Castle and the Medieval Town (Swansea) Morgan, The Castle of Swansea (Devizes) p. Morris, B., Swansea Town and Castle; Primary (Medieval documents or transcriptions of such documents - This section is far from complete, particularly for the major royal castles and the secondary sources should be.

Medieval Swansea This A turf and timber motte and bailey castle was erected in Swansea in and was assailed by the local Welsh ten years later (and several more times in the following century). The original castle was subsequently rebuilt in stone. The population of the town of Swansea had already increased from in to.

Swansea Castle and Town Walls Layout. The first Swansea Castle was a motte-and-bailey fortification with an associated town that extended to the south. The castle was significantly expanded in the s and the Town Walls were added a few decades later.

Swansea's medieval fortress has withstood siege, rebellion and the Blitz - a true survivor at the Swansea Castle and the medieval town book of the city.

Come along with us to discover the castle's hidden stories. The first timber castle was built on this naturally defensible knoll above the River Tawe around by Henry de Beaumont, the first Norman Lord of Gower.

Due to the reduced threat, the rebuilt Swansea castle began to serve as a comfortable residence. Nevertheless, it retained the ability to defend itself and in successfully repulsed Rhys ap Maredudd’s attack, although the town itself and the nearby Oystermouth Castle were plundered.

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Swansea Castle (Welsh: Castell Abertawe) is located in the city centre of Swansea, Wales, was founded by Henry de Beaumont in as the caput of the lordship of castle is now ruined and only two blocks remain, though the site has been improved in the s for use as a public space.

The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format. Dylan Thomas's Swansea, Gower and Laugharne. James Davies. 31 Oct Merioneth Conwy Castle and town walls, Caernarfonshire Cricieth Castle, Caernarfonshire.

Though what little remains of Swansea Castle is now hemmed in by the modern-day city centre, this was once a fortress of great strategic importance.

Nowadays, it’s difficult to envisage its original location on a clifftop above where the River Tawe used to flow, controlling a harbour and important east–west route along southern Wales. anon, n.d. ), Swansea Castle (City and County of Swansea) (short but rather fine leaflet) Williams, Diane M.,Gower: A guide to ancient and historic monuments on the Gower peninsule (Cardiff: CADW) Evans, Edith,Swansea Castle and the Medieval Town (Swansea) Morris, B., Swansea Town and Castle.

The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format.

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The castle was used as a 17th-century bottle factory and later housed Swansea's town hall. In the Georgian period the castle served as a workhouse and later as a military drill hall. All that remains of the medieval castle today is a section of the. In addition, (including the ruins of Swansea castle) there are seven medieval castles to explore.

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An international award winning bay-side development. Mighty medieval castle, Tudor mansion and poet’s hideout This is the ‘brown as owls’ castle beloved of Dylan Thomas, Laugharne’s most famous resident.

He wrote Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog in the castle summerhouse perched above glorious views of the Taf estuary. Here two giant medieval stone towers stand guard over the remains of a magnificent Tudor. The first book I wrote was Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth.

The first illustration is what remains of Swansea Castle. The ruins are right in the middle of the city centre and they prompted my original interest in medieval Gower. I found out that Swansea was the capital of the Lordship of Gower, and guarded the mouth of the River Tawe.

Swansea Castle. Though now dwarfed by the modern city centre buildings surrounding it, ruined Swansea Castle was once a mighty fortress of huge strategic importance. Since the 13th century, it has survived sieges, rebellions and even the Blitz. Ghost hunters reckon the castle is haunted by a mysterious woman in blue.

While the castle and Wind Street form the earliest built-up parts of the medieval town, clearly the development of Swansea continued. This is evident in two new areas in the town, one to the west of Wind Street, around St Mary’s church, and one to the north of the castle, along High Street.

In addition, (including the ruins of Swansea castle) there are seven medieval castles to explore. Home to Oxwich Bay - named the most beautiful beach in the UK and one of the most beautiful in the world by The Travel Magazine in The Maritime Quarter. An international award winning bay-side development.

Swansea was a walled, fortified town, with gates, and an important port - a bastion of power for the Anglo Norman lord. Prof Catherine Clarke said: "Wind Street was wider than it is now but the. A quick walk around the remains of Swansea Castle one wet morning.

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There only remains one corner in the centre of town, of what was known as the 'New Castle'. The very earliest castle was a motte and bailey, timber construction, of which nothing remains.

It overlooked the lowest crossing of the Tawe, a good harbour, and the main east-west route in South Wales. Swansea Castle, Swansea: See 69 reviews, articles, and 44 photos of Swansea Castle, ranked No on Tripadvisor among attractions in Swansea.3/ TripAdvisor reviews.

But one day I had my eyes opened. Swansea has a castle in the centre of town, and Gower is full of castles. One day I looked up at the ruins of Swansea Castle and wondered what it was like in its heyday. So I went and found out. The result was my book.

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The Medieval castles of Wales. [John R Kenyon] -- The purpose of this book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient format. Merioneth Conwy Castle and town walls, Caernarfonshire Cricieth Castle, Caernarfonshire Deganwy Castle.

production of a detailed map of medieval Swansea aroundas part of the City Witness project, has presented a new opportunity to examine the witness statements in their specific spatial context, as well as to analyse the witnesses’ itineraries and spatial practices within the particular topography and urban layout of this medieval town.

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