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NEWPORT CASTLE, PEMBROKESHIRE

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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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