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Author Ludlow, Neil.

Title Carmarthen Castle : the Archaeology of Government
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (434 pages)
Contents Cover; Foreword by Eifion Bowen, Carmarthenshire County Council; Foreword by Kenneth Murphy, Dyfed Archaeological Trust; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1 INTRODUCTION: 'A CERTAIN GOOD DONJON'; A brief overview; Historiography; Location, setting and early settlement; An introductory description; 2 CARMARTHEN CASTLE AND ITS PLACE IN MEDIEVAL WALES; Origins; Politics and war; A centre of government; The motte and shell-keep; The castle in the landscape; 3 THE PHYSICAL REMAINS; The curtain walls and towers; The Great Gatehouse and bridge
Slighting: from Civil War to Restoration, 1642-1660The late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; The new County Gaol, 1789-1868; The late nineteenth-century gaol and County Hall, 1868-1993; 6 POTTERY AND OTHER FINDS; Pottery and glass (Paul Courtney and Dee Williams); Organics and metalwork from medieval deposits (Mark Redknap); Small finds from post-medieval deposits (Mark Redknap, Dee Williamsand Edward Besly); 7 EPILOGUE: THE CASTLE REDISCOVERED; The castle in the present; The castle in the future; Appendix: Documented Development; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
The castle interiorThe gaol wall, yard and Old Police Station; 4 RECONSTRUCTING THE CASTLE; Phase 1: The timber castle, 1106-1180; Phase 2: The shell-keep, 1181-1222?; Phase 3: The masonry defences, 1223-1240; Phase 4: Buildings for the king, 1241-1278; Phase 5: More accommodation, 1279-1300; Phase 6: Buildings for government, 1301-1408; Phase 7: Damage and rebuilding, 1409-c.1550; Social organisation: the castle as a residence; 5 DIVISION, DEMOLITION AND DEVELOPMENT: THE POST-MEDIEVAL CASTLE; Decline: the late sixteenth/mid-seventeenth century
Summary One of Wales's most important but least-known castles is put back at the heart of the history of medieval Wales
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Subject Carmarthen Castle (Carmarthen, Wales)
Castles -- Wales -- Carmarthen.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Wales -- Carmarthen.
Carmarthen (Wales) -- Antiquities.
Carmarthen (Wales) -- History.
Wales -- Antiquities.
Wales -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1783160136 electronic bk
9781783160136 electronic bk