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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
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.
Community: Newcastle Emlyn (Castellnewydd Emlyn)
Community: Newcastle Emlyn
Built-Up Area: Newcastle Emlyn
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Cm 85.
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