THE OLD KENFIG BOROUGH
Kenfig and its surrounding area is steeped in history from prehistoric times through to having strong Roman and Viking influences on a more modern historical timescale. The surrounding neighbourhoods of Kenfig grew up from the incursion of sand that eventually engulfed the city of Kenfig. The ancient city of Kenfig's real history probably begins around the time of the Normans with the building of Kenfig Castle in the 12th century.
Learn about Kenfig and its surrounding areas from The Buried City of Kenfig, Kenfig Castle, and Kenfig Pool through to the Geological Make-up of Kenfig and its surrounding areas in general.
The earliest reliable reference to the town of Kenfig comes in a document dated c.1141-7 in which a reference to a burgage which indicates that Kenfig was already then a Chartered Borough.
With evidence of over 4000yrs of continuous human habitation at Margam, learn history of the Estate & its owners through the centuries. Glimpse a Timeline of Margam Estate from the Bronze/Iron Age & Roman, Monastic trough to the Mansels, the Talbots, the Second World War Years/Sir Evans-Bevan & the present Council Eras.