Hi Rock this is an email sent from the historical place in Wales re Merrick Castle. What do you think? Rosie Attachments: Castell M...pdf (2.8 KB), Ystrad Me...pdf (3.1 KB) Dear Ms. Landles, I tried to identify the Merrick Castle your friend had seen in a book, but unfortunately I cannot come up with a positive match. Merrick is one of the anglicizations of the Welsh name Meurig; it is also anglicized as Meyrick. I thought that perhaps your friend had seen a book on Wales by Samuel Meyrick, the antiquarian (see here: http://yba.llgc.org.uk/en/s-MEYR-RUS-1783.html ) but it seems unlikely that a person’s name would be confused with that of a castle. There are two sites in our database which match the name at least partially- Castell Meurig and nearby Ystrad Meurig Castle. However, Castell Meurig is not your typical masonry castles, but rather earthworks remaining after what might have been a timber stronghold. Ystrad Meurig Castle was made of stone, but very little of its stone structures remains. I attach our database descriptions of both. If you, or your friend, can provide any more on information Merrick Castle/ the book in which the picture appeared, we could try again to identify it.