Pencoed lies to the north east of Bridgend in South Wales. Pencoed sits to the north of the rolling countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan and the beaches of South Glamorgan. The Ewenny river runs through the village before entering the Ogmore estuary near Ogmore by Sea. The Ewenny is important because it is one of a very small number of rivers in Wales that has a large population of Dace fish.
Coity Castle lies 2.5 miles away from Pencoed and separated from Pencoed by the M4 motorway. Originally held by the Welsh leader Morgan Gam, Payn de Tuberville requested that he own the castle. Gam agreed, but one condition: that de Turberville would either fight him for lordship or marry his daughter Sybil. De Turberville went with the latter and the castle was his. ....
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