Builth Castle

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Builth Castle

Builth Castle was a castle built under King Edward I, today an abandoned site just outside Builth Wells, Powys, Wales.

Construction started in May 1277[1] and continued until August 1282, when the castle was left unfinished for lack of money.[2]

The castle was besieged in 1294 during the revolt of Madog ap Llywelyn, and attacked by Owain Glyndŵr's forces during his revolt in the early 15th century,[3] when it was in the charge of John Oldcastle. It was repaired in 1409, the bill being £400.[4]

It was destroyed by fire in the 17th century. Nowadays, only the mound and ditches remain.

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  1. ^ Taylor, Arnold. The Welsh Castles of Edward I. The Hambledon Press, 1986, p. 3
  2. ^ Taylor, Arnold. The Welsh Castles of Edward I. The Hambledon Press, 1986, p. 4
  3. ^ Builth Castle castlewales.com
  4. ^ Taylor, Arnold. The Welsh Castles of Edward I. The Hambledon Press, 1986, p. 7

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Coordinates: 52°08′57″N 3°23′55″W / 52.14919°N 3.39855°W / 52.14919; -3.39855