03 April 2012

Brogyntyn Burrowings

North-west of Brogyntyn Hall is a Grade II listed tunnel of the nineteenth century, built of coarsely-shaped limestone, and carrying over the older road the drive that would have led to the hall.

Nearby is what remains of twelfth-century Castell Brogyntyn, the ringwork recently cleared of trees. The outer ditch is about 18 feet across and 12 feet deep, enclosing a circular area of about 260 feet in diameter, the central part used in the high days of the hall as a bowling green.

With its entrances in the ditch is a tunnel, about seven feet high, that runs right under the castle remains, curved in plan, and likely part of the eighteenth-century landscaping of the park.

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