NEWPORT CASTLE, PEMBROKESHIRE

Site Details



NPRN
94978
Map Reference
SN03NE
Grid Reference
SN05703887
Unitary (Local) Authority
Pembrokeshire
Old County
Pembrokeshire
Community
Newport
Type of Site
CASTLE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Medieval

Site Description

Newport Castle was established in 1191, but there is no surviving fabric thought to pre-date the late thirteenth century. The surviving remains include a curtain wall and of four towers at the angles of the work, one of which, the gatehouse, now forms a private residence built in 1859 in a nineteenth century romantic style. The residence has an L-shaped plan with basement, a three window front and slate eaves roof. The porch has a pointed arch and crested roof tiles. The medieval remains also include a roughly quadrilateral ringwork, c.50m across, circled by a wide moat, part of which appears to have been utlised as a fishpond.
(source Os495card; SN03NE25)

(Source CADW listed buildings database)
J Hill, RCAHMW, 24 September 2003

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