SM9514 : Haroldston House ruins

taken 9 years ago, near to Haverfordwest/Hwlffordd, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Haroldston House ruins
Haroldston House ruins
Once one of the grandest houses in Pembrokeshire. Built by the Harold family in the late 13th century and home to the powerful Perrot family from 1370 to the early 18th century. Sir John Perrot was born here in 1530. A favourite of Queen Elizabeth until she locked him in the Tower of London, where he died before he could be executed in September 1592.
It was enlarged and modernised by the Perrots who added two new halls, a walled courtyard and a 5m squared gatehouse which housed a spiral staircase and a garderobe. In the 17th century it became a self contained tower house and was later known as the Stewards Tower.
In the 18th century Haroldston was owned by the Pakington family and leased out. It sadly fell into decay but the Stewards Tower was occupied until the late 19th century.
The gardens attached to the great house were reputed to be some of the finest formal Tudor gardens in Wales.
Sadly the area now has as its neighbours a sewage works, railway line and main road to Milford Haven.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 March, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 March, 2009
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Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 957 145 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.5065N 4:57.7609W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 957 145
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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