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08 August 2018
Neath Castle

Care and attention to Neath Castle

At long last Neath Castle is receiving care and attention.   A report by Jason Reynolds of Neath Heritage Scene states that weeds and trees growing out of the stonework are being removed by a master craftsman.   The stonework is being pointed with cement to preserve the stucture.  Jason says he hopes that the grounds within the walls will also be taken care of.

Many residents take the Castle for granted but we really should be proud of a structure that goes back to Norman times.

Neath Castle (Welsh: Castell Nedd) is a Norman castle located in the town centre of Neath, Wales. Its construction was begun by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, the nominal Lord of Glamorgan, at a date estimated between 1114 and 1130.  It is also referred to as "Granville's Castle", after Richard I de Grenville (or Granville or Glanville; died post 1142), Lord of Neath, who has also been credited with its construction.   The town of Neath takes its Welsh name, "Castell-nedd", from the castle.


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