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Kenson Bridge, Penmark.jpg
Penmark is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Location within the Vale of Glamorgan
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBarry
Postcode districtCF62
Dialling code01446
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
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Vale of Glamorgan
51°25′00″N 3°21′00″W / 51.416667°N 3.35°W / 51.416667; -3.35Coordinates: 51°25′00″N 3°21′00″W / 51.416667°N 3.35°W / 51.416667; -3.35

Penmark (Welsh: Pen-marc) is a rural village south-west of Barry near Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan, in South Wales. The village is a parish and is a Linear village. It has a parish church along the main road running through the village.

Penmark is located near the international airport for Wales, Cardiff International Airport.

Penmark Castle[edit]

The village has the remains of a 13th-century castle. Overlooking the 30m deep ravine of the River Waycock north of the local church are the remains of a 13th-century wall 1m thick around a court 65m long by 47m wide with a more thinly walled 16th century outer court to the west. The moat has been filled in but there are extensive footings on the east side of the court and on the west side are overgrown ruins of a tower 7m in diameter with a rectangular latrine turret to the south and various other structures. Gilbert de Umfraville had a timber motte and bailey castle on this site in the 12th century. In the time of Edward II Oliver de St John obtained the castle when he married Elizabeth Umfraville, the young heiress.[1]


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  1. ^ Joanna Billing (2003). The Hidden Places Of Wales. Travel Publishing Ltd. ISBN 190443407X.

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