Ystrad Peithyll

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Rhosgoch Motte, the remaining part of the castle.

Ystrad Peithyll (also known as Stradpeithyll and Rhosgoch Motte) is the remains of a small 12th-century motte-and-bailey castle on the River Peithyll, near Penrhyn-coch in northern Ceredigion, Wales.[1] Built in the wake of the Norman occupation of Wales under Henry I and inhabited by a steward named Razo or Razon, it was attacked and destroyed in the rebellion led by Gruffydd ap Rhys (1113 or 1116).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiles, John (29 August 2007). "Castell Ystrad Peithyll; Stradpeithyll; Rhosgoch Motte". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  2. ^ Williams, Stephen W. (1889). The Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida: Its History, and an Account of the Recent Excavations Made on Its Site. London: Whiting & Co. p. 26. Retrieved 30 November 2009.

Coordinates: 52°25′24″N 3°58′55″W / 52.4232°N 3.9820°W / 52.4232; -3.9820