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Barry Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3967 / 51°23'47"N

Longitude: -3.2938 / 3°17'37"W

OS Eastings: 310086

OS Northings: 167197

OS Grid: ST100671

Mapcode National: GBR HS.R85T

Mapcode Global: VH6FQ.V5K4

Entry Name: Barry Castle

Listing Date: 18 September 1962

Last Amended: 30 March 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13180

Building Class: Defence

Location: Near junction with Porth-y-Castell.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Community: Barry

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Fortified manor established here by C12, but remains date from circa 1300-1350. Consisted of 3 blocks arranged round courtyard; with gateway at SE angle.

Exterior

Local rubble with some remaining freestone dressings. Remains consist of gateway (circa 5m high) with pointed arch (chamfered voussoirs and hoodmould) and window opening above. Portcullis grooves to sides of gateway. Wall to L of gateway steps forward. Remains of 2 walls run to W of gateway (former hall block with basement below); arched doorway and slit window in rear wall (circa 2.2m high); S wall is foundations only (circa 7m long). To rear of gateway, E wall has slit window, blocked stair to SE corner.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as substantial medieval remains.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Gm 135.

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