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Latitude: 53.1166 / 53°6'59"N
Longitude: -4.1143 / 4°6'51"W
OS Eastings: 258591
OS Northings: 359806
OS Grid: SH585598
Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.7P1L
Mapcode Global: WH54M.RXZL
Entry Name: Dolbadarn Castle
Source ID: 2428
Cadw Legacy ID: CN066
Schedule Class: Defence
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
A medieval castle consisting of a round tower, still standing to almost full height, with walls 2 m thick, and the foundations of several rectangular buildings with walls up to 1 m thick, all fitted on to the top of a steep-sided rocky crag with good views up and down the valley. The remains are well consolidated and in good condition.
There is an access from the NE which comes into the large building on the N - this is presumably original. (The main access is from the S). The round tower has a garderobe extension on the N. It is possible to climb to the top, from where the views are spectacular, but the steps on the outside, and their wall, are presumably modern.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defence. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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