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Newcastle Emlyn Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0391 / 52°2'20"N

Longitude: -4.4633 / 4°27'47"W

OS Eastings: 231142

OS Northings: 240724

OS Grid: SN311407

Mapcode National: GBR D7.FRK2

Mapcode Global: VH3KM.L08M

Entry Name: Newcastle Emlyn Castle

Listing Date: 5 August 1991

Last Amended: 5 August 1991

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9716

Building Class: Defence

Location: Sited on a peninsula of land to W of the town and almost surrounded by Afon Teifi. Pedestrian access from Castle Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Newcastle Emlyn (Castellnewydd Emlyn)

Community: Newcastle Emlyn

Built-Up Area: Newcastle Emlyn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Ruins of a medieval masonry castle on a rocky eminence with substantial earthwork defences. Earliest references date back to mid-C13; the castle was derelict by the end of the Civil War.


The twin-towered gatehouse to the inner ward stands about 8 m high and is the best-preserved section of masonry. There is a portion of a corner tower on the S with a stretch of masonry curtain wall adjoining. To N of gatehouse is a further stretch of curtain wall with corner turret and garderobe shute.

Reasons for Listing

Scheduled Ancient Monument: Cm 85.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone near Adpar
    Situated on N side of A475, 0.3km E of Adpar, within retaining stone wall.
  • II Castle House
    Situated at western end of Castle Street, adjoining entry to St John's Court.
  • II Castle Antiques
    Situated on street line at end of terrace row facing over rear court of Market Buildings. Also know
  • II Golwg Yr Afon
    Situated on street line in terraced row overlooking rear courtyard of Market Buildings.
  • II Bank House
    Situated on corner of Bridge Street and Market Place.
  • II Bronafon & Teifi Dene
    Situated on street line with front doors raised on terraces.
  • II Town Hall & Market Buildings
    Prominently sited at centre of town, on former market place at junction with Castle Street.
  • II Cartrefle
    Situated on street line in terraced row, between Emlyn Agricultural Soc and No 3, Bridge Street.

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