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Oxwich Castle

Standing on a headland above the wide sweep of Oxwich Bay is the fortified house known as Oxwich Castle. The castle is a fascinating place to explore and well worth a visit.

History of Oxwich Castle

1459 - First records of a castle at Oxwich held by Philip Mansel.

1480's - The influential Mansel family forfeit Oxwich and their other estates during the Wars of the Roses.

1487 - The 'great' Rice Mansel is born. He is placed into the care of his uncle, Sir Mattew Cradock. (more in the History section)

Text by Fred Vincent