Funding for Glyndwr 'prince' site in Denbighshire

Glwyndwr's motte, Glyndyfrdwy, Corwen, Denbighshire (Pic - Jeremy Bolwell) The mound at Glyndyfrdwy, near Corwen, Denbighshire is the reputed site where Owain Glyndwr was proclaimed Prince of Wales in 1400

Related Stories

The site where Owain Glyndwr is said to have declared himself prince of Wales is set to undergo conservation work.

The announcement by the assembly government comes on the 610th anniversary of the proclamation at Glyndyfrdwy near Corwen, Denbighshire.

Work will be carried out on the mound or motte as part of a £2m programme to preserve Welsh medieval sites.

Without conservation, historical experts fear the remains of the motte are in danger of collapsing.

"The work to stabilise this iconic monument and improve access to the site will ensure that it can be enjoyed by future generations," said the heritage minister, Alun Ffred Jones.

"It's appropriate that the beginning of this work should coincide with the anniversary of this important event in Welsh history."

Glyndwr was proclaimed prince of Wales on 16 September 1400 at Glyndyfrdwy, effectively marking his rebellion against England.

Despite being ultimately unsuccessful, it led to Glyndwr calling the first Welsh parliament at Machynlleth where he was crowned as prince.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Wales stories



Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.