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|County||Monmouthshire (9 castles)||Categories||Stone / Baronial castle|
|Remains||Small amount survives||Access||At any reasonable time|
|Comments||Originally the nearby river was diverted around the outside of the castle. There are enough remains of this castle for a short visit. The highlight being the remains of the circular keep. Free access to the castle.|
|Location||51.87861,-2.790219||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
|Monmouthshire (9 castles)|
|Stone / Baronial castle|
|Small amount survives|
|At any reasonable time|
|Originally the nearby river was diverted around the outside of the castle. There are enough remains of this castle for a short visit. The highlight being the remains of the circular keep. Free access to the castle.|
|Directions via Google Maps|
Built by Hubert de Burgh this castle is one of the three he owned in the Welsh Marches. White Castle, and Grosmont Castle being the other two.
Hubert de Burgh was granted the three castles of White, Skenfrith and Grosmont in the Welsh Marches by King John.
William de Braose, King John's favourite, was granted the three castles of White, Grosmont and Skenfrith.
While Hubert de Burgh was defending the castle at Chinon and then later in captivity, King John back in England gave orders for his land to be taken back. By the end of the year the order was given to transfer ownership of the tree castles Skenfrih, Grosmont and Llantilio (White Castle) to William de Braose.
King Henry III granted his eldest son Edward areas of land including Crown lands in Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Gascony. He was also given cities such as Bristol, Stamford and Grantham.These areas were on the edge of Henry's lands and the idea was to give Edward experience of governing lands of his own before becoming king. Edward was granted the three castles in the Marches, Skenfrith, White and Grosmont.
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