Vandals damage medieval castle

Published on August 11th, 2010 | by Admin


Yobs in Wales have pried historic stones from the top of Bronllys Castle and chucked them from the top of a tower.

The late 11th or early 12th Century motte with an 80ft tall round masonry keep has had a number of ancient stones prized from the top and thrown down both inside and outside the structure.

As a short-term measure, the access door to the top of the motte is to be closed for a time to enable repairs to be undertaken and the stones replaced.

A recent works programme included improvements to the castle’s main entrance and a new “robust” metal access stairs to the tower.

The castle was built by anglo-Norman lord Richard Fitz Pons and in the 13th Century, a garrison defended the fortress against Llywelyn the Great.

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3 Responses to Vandals damage medieval castle

  1. If only there were a way to protect a castle against attackers.

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