SN0113 : Picton Castle - North Elevation

taken 21 years ago, near to The Rhos, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Picton Castle - North Elevation
Picton Castle - North Elevation
The origins of the castle are unclear, but it probably started when Henry I in 1108 attempted to exercise control over west Wales and may have built a castle nearby (see SN0113 : Picton Motte Dungledi ). By the end of the 13th century the castle was owned by Wogan, baron of Wiston, who built the present castle. The estate passed via marriage to the Dwnn family and eventually to Sir Thomas Philipps of Cilsant, esquire to Henry VII, in the late 15th century. In 1611, James I raised money for the Irish campaigns by selling baronetcies and Sir John Philipps bought one for 1,095! In 1776 Sir Richard Philipps was created Lord Milford. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries the Philipps family was the most powertful in Pembrokshire, owning vast estates and becoming the local lord lieutenants and MPs. The castle is now owned by the Picton Castle Trust.
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SN0113, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 1997   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 0107 1343 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.0444N 4:53.1281W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 0104 1347
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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