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Oystermouth Castle
Oystermouth Castle

Oystermouth Castle is located overlooking Swansea Bay on the east side of the Gower Peninsula near the Welsh village of Mumbles. The castle was first owned and built by Henry Beaumont, the first Norman to become a lord of Gower. His family owned it until the 13th century when King John passed ownership to the De Breoses In the 13th century the de Breoses were lords of Gower and held the castle, and towards the end of the century Oystermouth rather than Swansea became their principal residence. Edward I paid a brief visit here in December 1284. Image File history File links Oystermouth_Castle. ... Image File history File links Oystermouth_Castle. ... Swansea Bay (Welsh: Bae Abertawe) is an inlet of the Bristol Channel lying south of Swansea, Wales. ... Rhossili Beach on the Gower peninsula of South Wales The Gower peninsula (Welsh: Gŵyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... Mumbles village, Wales Mumbles (otherwise The Mumbles – Welsh Y Mwmbwls) is an extremely large village and adjacent headland stretching into Swansea Bay. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch (1. ...


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Oystermouth Castle (757 words)
Oystermouth Castle was founded by William de Londres of Ogmore Castle early in the 12th century.
The castle later came to be the chief residence of the lords of Gower, and its history became intimately connected with that of Swansea Castle.
Inside the castle the southern part is an open courtyard, with remains of two long, rectangular buildings against the curtain walls on either side of the entrance.
Oystermouth Historical Association : Oystermouth CASTLE (658 words)
Oystermouth is not a great fortress like the castles of Caerphilly, Kidwelly or Harlech, but it has all sorts of fascinations.
Oystermouth had become a demesne castle sometime in the late 12th Century, that is it reverted to the direct ownership of the lords of Gower.
In 1461, the lordship and the castle went to the Herbert family, whose descendants, as Dukes of Beaufort, are still lords of the manor today.
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