Boverton village shops
Boverton shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
|OS grid reference|
|Principal area||Vale of Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Llantwit Major|
Boverton was founded during the reign of William the Conqueror. It is thought that he himself founded Boverton as a farming community beneath his mighty castle. However, Robert Fitzhamon is credited with founding the castle here, Boverton Place, during the 12th century. The castle was rebuilt around 1587 by Roger Seys, a land owner and attorney general of Wales. Boverton Place was an "impressive" fortified manor house of considerable size.
The Seys family, prominent in Glamorgan throughout the 17th century, moved out in the late 17th century and it fell into decay in the following century. Local legend states the castle is haunted by the Black Lady who was spotted by men working on the castle in the early 19th Century. She was described as a tall, shadowy figure dressed in mourning clothes.
Boverton Place blue plaque
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