Oystermouth Castle

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Oystermouth Castle: Ruined Norman stone castle started in early twelfth century, though predominantly the ruins date from the early thirteenth century after the previous castle had been destroyed by welsh rebels. Notable features include inward curving entrance, presumably for the future building of two entrance towers, and a fourteenth century tracery window.

By 1331 the Lords of Gower had moved elsewhere and the castle declined in importance, with suggestion it continued to be used as a prison though by 1650 a survey describes the castle as decayed and of no use.

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White Lady

Prominently located within the castle is a whipping pillar, and this legend surrounds a woman usually found crouching in or around the castle weeping and crying, dressed in white except for her back which is all torn and the whipping marks can still be seen.

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