Cwrt y Gollen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cwrt y Gollen
Crickhowell
CTC Cwrt Y Gollen.jpg
Cadet Training Centre - Cwrt y Gollen
Cwrt y Gollen is located in Powys
Cwrt y Gollen
Cwrt y Gollen
Location within Powys
Coordinates51°50′44″N 03°06′48″W / 51.84556°N 3.11333°W / 51.84556; -3.11333Coordinates: 51°50′44″N 03°06′48″W / 51.84556°N 3.11333°W / 51.84556; -3.11333
TypeBarracks
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
Built1963
Built forWar Office
In use1963–1984

Cwrt y Gollen ("Hazel Court") was a British Army training base 2 miles (3 km) south-east of Crickhowell, just north of the A40 road and the River Usk.

History[edit]

Cwrt y Gollen became the regional centre for infantry training as the Welsh Brigade Depot in 1963.[1] It was announced in 1984 that the depot would close in the interests of economy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh Infantry Brigade Depot". 8 May 1958. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Cwrt-y-Gollen Camp, Crickhowell". 29 January 1987. Retrieved 18 April 2014.