DiCamillo Companion

Oxwich Castle

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier medieval house, parts of which were incorporated into the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Rice Mansel

    House & Family History: Oxwhich was the leading example in Wales of the Elizabethan prodigy house. In 1968, during routine maintenance works, a rare example of a medieval (circa 1320–40) gold brooch with three rubies and three cameos was discovered at Oxwhich. The circular brooch, which may once have been part of the treasure of Edward II, is today on display at the National Museum Cardiff.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: De la Mare family, 13th-14th centuries. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Rice Mansel, 16th century; Sir Edward Mansel, 16th century; Mansel family here until circa 1630.

    Current Ownership Type: Cadw

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01792-390-359

    Website: http://www.cadw.gov.wales

    Historic Houses Member: No