SN0538 : Newport Castle from St Mary's churchyard

taken 8 years ago, near to Newport, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Newport Castle from St Mary's churchyard
Newport Castle from St Mary's churchyard
Founded at end of the 12th century by William Fitzmartin, it was taken by Llywelyn the Great in 1215 and was rebuilt then, along with the town, destroyed again by Llywellyn ap Gruffydd (Llywelyn the Last) in 1257. A subsequent rebuild was destroyed by Owain Glyndwr during the 1400-1409 uprising.
The castle consists of a massive gatehouse flanked by a circular dungeon tower to the southwest and the Hunter's tower to the northwest. A large D-shaped tower was built to protect the vulnerable southeast side. The gatehouse was converted to use as a private residence by the Lloyds of Bronwydd in 1859.
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SN0538, 80 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 September, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 057 388 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.8626N 4:49.9403W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 058 389
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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