SN0403 : Carew Castle

near to Carew, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Carew Castle
Carew Castle
Carew Castle hosted the Great Tournament, following Sir Rhys ap Thomas' appointment by Henry VII to the status of Knight of the Garter for his assistance in defeating Richard III at Bosworth Field.

Recent archaeology has discovered evidence that a Celtic fort, possibly as early as the 8th century BC, existed many centuries before the castle was built.

Gerald de Windsor, sheriff of Pembroke Castle, gained the land at Carew as part of the dowry on his marriage to Helen Nest, the daughter of the late Welsh king, Rhys ap Tewdwr. All that remains from the castle he built, in about 1100, is a wall from a tower, now part of the East Range.

In the late 13th century Sir Nicholas Carew completely rebuilt the castle including the West Range with a new Great Hall flanked by two massive drum towers.

Thanks to another contributor for some of the additional historic information.
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Thursday, 18 July, 2002   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 May, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 045 037 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.8960N 4:49.8215W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 043 037
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