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Site 15

Owain Glyndwr’s Mound

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The mound stands prominently on the left of the A5 Corwen-Llangollen road, seven miles east of Corwen and about a quarter of a mile east of Llidiart-y-Parc. On private land, view only from the road.

This impressive tree-ground mound was originally the ‘motte’ - strongpoint of a Norman earthwork castle, and was later part of the ancestral home of Owain Glyndwr, whose mansion (destroyed by the English in 1403) stood in the adjacent field. According to tradition, it was on this mount that Owain was formally proclaimed Prince of Wales on 16thSeptember 1400, thus beginning his famous uprising against English rule.

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Owain Glyndwr's Mound, near Corwen

Owain Glyndwr's Mound, near Corwen

Owain Glyndwr's Great Seal, obverse: By permission of the National Museum of Wales

Owain Glyndwr's Great Seal, obverse: By permission of the National Museum of Wales