Newport Castle (Pembrokeshire): An Architectural Guide (eBook)

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Much has been written about the castles of Wales but many of the lesser examples have received little more than a passing mention.One such is the castle at Newport in Pembrokeshire.Founded at the beginning of the 13th century as the seat of the Barony of Cemais, the castle had fallen into disuse by the end of the 16th century. In mid-Victorian times a summer residence was built in the ruins of the medieval gatehouse and much of the remaining fabric was restored in “mock Gothic” style. This book is the result of a survey carried out by the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales.An attempt has been made to separate the various building periods and architectural features and to put them into context. The analysis is by no means definitive but it is hoped, sheds a little more light on the historical development of this little-known castle.


  • Introduction
  • Historical Background
  • Topographical setting
  • A Description of the Castle
  • The Gatehouse
  • The Victorian House
  • The South Tower
  • Building with Undercroft
  • The Hunter’s Hall
  • The Kitchen Tower
  • Curtain Wall
  • The Inner Ward
  • Earthworks and associated structures
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgements
  • Bibliography

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AuthorDavid Browne, David Percival, A.J. Parkinson, 1992
Size210 x 297mm

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