Mold Castle

Mold Castle, on Bailey Hill in the town of Mold, Flintshire, Northeast Wales, was an earthwork motte and bailey fortress probably founded by Robert de Montalt around the year 1140. In 1147 it was captured by Owain Gwynedd. It switched hands on several occasions before a long period under Welsh control during the reign of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth. It remained a defensive structure up until the 13th century.

Coordinates: 53°10′21″N 3°08′40″W / 53.17250°N 3.14444°W / 53.17250; -3.14444

Flintshire
Principal settlements
  • Afon-wen
  • Bagillt
  • Buckley
  • Caerwys
  • Connah's Quay
  • Ewloe
  • Flint
  • Halkyn
  • Holywell
  • Mold
  • Queensferry
  • Saltney
  • Shotton
Communities
(categorised list)
  • Abermorddu
  • Alltami
  • Aston Park
  • Bretton
  • Broughton
  • Bryn-y-Baal
  • Brynford
  • Cadole
  • Caergwrle
  • Calcoed
  • Carmel
  • Cefn-y-Bedd
  • Cilcain
  • Coed Talon
  • Cymau
  • Deeside
  • Drury
  • Ffrith
  • Flint Mountain
  • Ffynnongroew
  • Greenfield
  • Gronant
  • Glyncorrwg
  • Gwernaffield
  • Gwernymynydd
  • Hawarden
  • Holway
  • Higher Kinnerton
  • Hope
  • Leeswood
  • Llanfynydd
  • Llanasa
  • Leadmill
  • Mancot
  • Mostyn
  • Mynydd Isa
  • Nannerch
  • Nercwys
  • Northop
  • Northop Hall
  • Oakenholt
  • Pantasaph
  • Pantymwyn
  • Pentre Halkyn
  • Penyffordd (Buckley)
  • Pen-y-Ffordd (Holywell)
  • Penymynydd
  • Pontblyddyn
  • Rhosesmor
  • Rhes-y-Cae
  • Rhydymwyn
  • Sealand
  • Soughton/Sychdyn
  • Saltney Ferry
  • Talacre
  • Trelogan
  • Treuddyn
  • Whitford
  • Ysceifiog
See also
More communities
Wards
Geography
  • Alyn Gorge
  • Basingwerk Abbey
  • Bretton Bridge
  • Caerwys Rectory
  • Clwydian Range
  • Caergwrle Castle
  • Dee Estuary
  • Ewloe Castle
  • Flint Castle
  • Flintshire Bridge
  • The Gop
  • Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
  • Hawarden Castle
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Moel Famau
  • Moel y Gaer
  • Moel y Parc
  • Mold Castle
  • Mostyn Colliery
  • Nant-y-Ffrith
  • Ogof Nadolig
  • Point of Ayr
  • Point of Ayr Gas Terminal
  • River Alyn
  • River Cegidog
  • River Dee
  • River Terrig
  • St Bartholomew's Church
  • St Mary's Church (Cilcain)
  • St Mary's Church (Halkyn)
  • St Mary's Church (Mold)
  • St Winefride's Well
  • Talacre Beach
  • Wepre Park
Parliamentary
Representation
  • List of Parliamentary constituencies in Clwyd
  • Flintshire
  • East Flintshire
  • West Flintshire
Topics
  • The historic county
  • Alyn and Deeside
  • Broughton Shopping Park
  • Delyn
  • Flintshire County Council
  • Holywell Rural District
  • Maelor Saesneg
  • Maelor Rural District
  • Mold cape
  • Point of Ayr Colliery Company
  • Prestatyn Coal Company
  • RAF Sealand
  • Borough of Rhuddlan
  • Western Mostyn Colliery Company
  • SSSIs
  • Country houses
  • Lord Lieutenants
  • High Sheriffs
  • Museums
  • Schools
  • History
  • Notable people
  • Sport
  • Visitor attractions
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Mold, Flintshire - History
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