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The original timber castle at Crickhowell was rebuilt in stone by Sir Grimbald Pauncefote in 1272. He married a Turberville heiress and was governor of the castle. The castle was siezed by Roger Mortimer. Then in 1402 it was returned to Sir John Pauncefote who re-fortified it under royal command. It failed to withstand attacks of Owain Glyndwr which reduced it to a ruin. During the reign of Elizabeth I, the stone fortress which was then standing on the motte was declared uninhabitable.

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Old Rectory Barn Stables
Gilwern
15
  • Barn Conversion
  • Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms
  • Wifi
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible