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St Quintins Castle near Cowbridge in Glamorganshire

St Quintins Castle near Cowbridge in Glamorganshire

Engraver: Sandby, P.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 50.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of St Quintin’s or Llanblethian Castle near Cowbridge in South Wales. The site on which the castle stands has been fortified since the 12th century but this stone castle dates from the 14th century. It was started by Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan but he was killed at Bannockburn before it was finished. It was a castle with one ward, one square and two round towers and a gatehouse which can be seen in this picture. The castle was used as a prison in the 16th century however by the early 19th century the castle had fallen to ruin and was even being used as a cowshed.

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