Ruperra Castle 2879

Caerphilly, Wales

Brief Description

The ruins of the early 17th-century mock castle are associated with an ancient deer park, a later landscape park and the structural remains of 17th-century formal gardens. The site includes an outlying hilltop mount. During the early decades of the 20th century a further part of the gardens was elaborately laid out with a magnificent glasshouse as the centrepiece.

  • Summerhouse
  • Description: Probably early-20th century
  • Glasshouse
  • Description: A 20th-century glasshouse with a largely intact structure that formed the centrepiece of the terraced garden.
  • Castle (featured building)
  • Description: Ruperra is a rare example of a 17th-century mock castle. It was built by Sir Thomas Morgan.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Prospect Mound
  • Description: An outlying hilltop mount with a spiral walk and a stone-walled top which is the site of a 17th-century summerhouse.

Civil Parish

  • Rudry
Associated People