This book is a comprehensive guide to the history and architecture of over seventy castles and fortified houses dating from the late 11th century to the 16th century in Gwent (or Monmouthshire), Glamorgan and Gower.
Following an introduction describing the development of fortified buildings in these areas are three gazetteers illustrated with many plans and photographs.
Lists at the end of each section give summary information on about sixty other sites, including numerous motte and bailey or ringwork castles which only ever had earth and timber defences.
The gazetteer entries also describe medieval town defences
Published in 2003
Contains 112 pages with 200 illustrations