Lawrenny Castle

Has been described as a Possible Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameLawrenny Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed

A fortified site at Lawrenny is marked on William Rees 1936 map of "South Wales in the 14th century". The location of the site is unknown, possibly below the later 18th century house. (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

If an earlier building existed here, all trace has gone; the present mansion was erected by Lord Phillips in the 19th century. (Edwards)

Gatehouse Comments

Place name or documentary evidence of fortified dwelling. A mid C19 castellated mansion was demolished in 1950. This stood on the site of Lawrenny Hall an C18 building which itself stood on the site of earlier buildings. The manor was a wealthy manor held by the Knights Hospitallers from early C12 till 1540. It seems likely that such a wealthy manor, at risk for raids from the welsh and from coastal pirates did have some form of protection as was the norm in this area but probably not the level of defences normally associated with the term castle. Rees's sources for his map are not always clear and may, sometimes, just be placename evidence.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN015067
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  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 124
  • Rees, Wm, 1932, Map of South Wales and the Border in the 14th century (Ordnance Survey) (A handbook to the map was published in 1933)
  • Edwards, Emily Hewlett, 1909, Castles and Strongholds of Pembrokeshire (Tenby) p. 42 online copy