Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
6849
Building Number
 
Grade
I  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
16/12/1976  
Date of Amendment
04/11/2005  
Name of Property
Ely Tower of Brecon Castle  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Powys  
Community
Brecon  
Town
Brecon  
Locality
Brecon  
Easting
304243  
Northing
228793  
Street Side
N  
Location
On motte to NE of Castle Hotel, within walled grounds of Bishop's Residence.  

Description


Broad Class
Domestic  
Period
 

History
The remains of the castle are now separated by Castle Square. A motte and bailey castle probably with wooden buildings was established by Bernard de Neufmarche by 1093. Later rebuilding of this keep in stone, probably by William de Breos, holder of castle in late C12.  

Exterior
Remains of stone castle keep. The Ely Tower was a polygonal tower or shell keep of stone similar to the structure at Tretower Castle  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Graded I as remains of major medieval castle. Scheduled Ancient Monument Cadw Ref BR022 (POW).  

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