Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Medieval Castles of Wales, The
John R. Kenyon
ISBN: 9780708321805 (0708321801)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Hydref 2010
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 234x156 mm, 166 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Ar gael Ein Pris: £12.99 
Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer i'r teitl hwn.
Ysgrifennwch Adolygiad Cwsmer
Ceir yn y gyfrol hon wybodaeth am dros 90 o gestyll canoloesol yng Nghymru. Fe'u hystyrir ymhlith y lleoliadau hanesyddol gorau yng ngwledydd Prydain.

This fascinating new book presents visitors with details of over 90 medieval castles of Wales, highlighting some of the most historic and captivating sites in Britain.
From over four hundred Welsh castles, ranging from early earthworks to the magnificent stone edifices that most of us recognise as castles today, the author has selected over ninety to include in this book. It was written, he explains in his introduction, as an authoritative guide for the visitor to the history and architecture of the sites, all of which may be visited today. But this is no ordinary visitors' guide - it's far more comprehensive, including full descriptions of these sites at their construction, the alterations made over the centuries, and their ultimate fate. The text is authoritative but easy to follow. It's inspiring too, for the reader is certainly going to want to visit these sites after reading Kenyon's descriptions.

With thirty illustrations, many annotated to show the changes made over the centuries, as well as a guide to further reading, this book is not only a valuable source of reference, but is also a suitable size to take on holiday, or simply on a site visit. Each site described includes an Ordnance Survey map reference, the names of the current owners and whether or not an entrance charge applies.

Anthony Roy

It is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Gellir defnyddio'r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
Tabl Cynnwys:
The North West
Aberlleiniog motte, Llangoed, Anglesey
Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
Caernarfon Castle and town walls, Caernarfonshire
Castell Prysor, Merioneth
Castell y Bere, Merioneth
Conwy Castle and town walls, Caernarfonshire
Cricieth Castle, Caernarfonshire
Deganwy Castle, Caernarfonshire
Dolbadarn Castle, Caernarfonshire
Dolwyddelan Castle, Caernarfonshire
Harlech Castle, Merioneth
Tomen y Mur, Merioneth

The North-East
Caergwrle or Hope Castle, Flintshire
Castell Dinas Brân, Denbighshire
Chirk Castle, Denbighshire
Denbigh Castle and town walls, Denbighshire
Ewloe Castle, Flintshire
Flint Castle, Flintshire
Holt Castle, Denbighshire
Rhuddlan Castle, Flintshire
Sycharth, Denbighshire
Tomen y Rhodwydd, Denbighshire

Aberystwyth Castle, Cardiganshire
Dolforwyn Castle, Montgomeryshire
Montgomery Castle, Montgomeryshire
New Radnor, Radnorshire
Painscastle, Radnorshire
Powis Castle, Montgomeryshire
Presteigne (The Warden), Radnorshire
Tinboeth, Radnorshire

The South-West
Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire
Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthenshire
Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire
Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire
Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire
Dryslwyn Castle, Carmarthenshire
Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire
Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire
Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire
Llandovery Castle, Carmarthenshire
Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire
Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire
Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire
Narberth Castle, Pembrokeshire
Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Carmarthenshire
Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire
St Clears Castle (Banc y Beili), Carmarthenshire
Tenby Castle and town walls, Pembrokeshire
Wiston Castle, Pembrokeshire

The South-East
Abergavenny Castle, Monmouthshire
Barry Castle, Glamorgan
Bridgend (Newcastle), Glamorgan
Bronllys Castle, Breconshire
Builth Castle, Breconshire
Caerleon Castle, Monmouthshire
Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan
Caerwent motte, Monmouthshire
Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire
Cardiff Castle, Glamorgan
Castell Coch, Glamorgan
Castell Dinas (Bwlchyddinas), Breconshire
Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire
Coity Castle, Glamorgan
Crickhowell Castle, Breconshire
Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire
Kenfig Castle, Glamorgan
Llanblethian Castle
Llandaff, Bishop’s Palace, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Loughor Castle, Glamorgan
Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire
Monnow Bridge and Gate, Monmouthshire
Morlais Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Neath Castle, Glamorgan
Newcastle, Bridgend
Newport Castle, Monmouthshire
Ogmore Castle, Glamorgan
Oystermouth Castle, Glamorgan
Penlle’r Castell, Glamorgan
Pennard Castle, Glamorgan
Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire
St Quentin’s Castle, Llanblethian, Glamorgan
Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire
Swansea Castle, Glamorgan
The Three Castles – Grosmont, Skenfrith and White
Skenfrith Castle
Trellech, castle motte, Monmouthshire
Tretower Castle and Court, Breconshire
Twmbarlwm, castle motte, Risca, Monmouthshire
Usk Castle, Monmouthshire
Weobley Castle, Glamorgan
White Castle,Monmouthshire
Bywgraffiad Awdur:
John R. Kenyon is the Head Librarian of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on castles, and has written and edited a number of books and academic papers on this theme.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
The purpose of the book is to give visitors to the medieval castles of Wales a concise but informative description of the main publicly accessible sites in a convenient, easy-to-understand format. An introductory chapter outlines the development of castle architecture in Britain, drawing on Welsh examples, with a number of ‘box features’ that elaborate more fully on particular aspects, such as gatehouses, or key personalities such as Llywelyn Fawr. Five chapters form a regionally based gazetteer of the castles described. Each entry is prefaced with a key to arrangements at each castle, such as whether there is an entry charge. The known history of any given site is then summarized, and this is then followed by the core of each entry, namely the description of the visible remains, to enable visitors to navigate their way around. Some of the descriptions of the larger sites are accompanied by plans. A final chapter provides a brief overview of castle-like buildings dating from the seventeenth century onwards, and this is followed by a guide to further reading.
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