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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle along with Skenfrith Castle and White Castle were all built of earth and timber before 1100 AD by the Normans to control the lands they had conquered in North Gwent. In 1201, the three castles were granted to Hubert de Burgh, a powerful Marcher lord, who proceeded to rebuild Grosmont Castle in stone between 1201 and 1230.

Grosmont Castle
In the 14th century, the earls of Lancaster added, among other things, a chamber block with an elegant chimney (see below) and a drawbridge.

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle is located in Grosmont, Monmouthshire very near the present English / Welsh border, approximately 8 miles northeast of Abergavenny. Grosmont Castle is just off the B4347.

Grosmont, Monmouthshire
NP7 8LW

Grosmont Castle Map

© 2011 John Westby

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