Carreg Cennen  Carmarthenshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Carreg Cennen like this:

CARREG-CENNEN CASTLE, an ancient ruin 2½ miles SE of Llandeilofawr, in Carmarthen. It crowns a precipitous, isolated, limestone rock, nearly 300 feet high, overhanging the river Cennen, almost surrounded by bare sandstone hills, and commanding extensive vistaviews along valleys and to the sea. ...

It covers a platform of fully an acre; is inaccessible on all sides except one; and must, in old times, have been almost impregnable. Its history is not known; and its origin has been ascribed variously to the ancient Britons and the Romans. Its remains comprise two square towers, defending the entrance, a large round tower, and an octagonal tower; and do not appear to be older than the time of Henry III. or Edward I.

Additional information about this locality is available for Llandeilo

Carreg Cennen through time

Carreg Cennen is now part of Carmarthenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Carmarthenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Carreg Cennen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Carreg Cennen in Carmarthenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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