RNAD TRECWN

Site Details



NPRN
96059
Map Reference
SM93SE
Grid Reference
SM97283256
Unitary (Local) Authority
Pembrokeshire
Old County
Pembrokeshire
Community
Trecwn
Type of Site
MILITARY CAMP
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

The former naval depot at Trecwn is virtually hidden from the outside world in a narrow valley south of Fishguard. It was built at the start of the Second World War as a munitions storage facility and has fifty-eight long storage tunnels dug into the hillsides, all served by a purpose-built railway network. The railway was made of copper to reduce sparks when transporting explosives. A series of interesting bunkers survive in the valley bottom to the north-east at SM 991333 and SM 991335, recorded during RCAHMW aerial reconnaissance.

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 20th March 2009.

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