Scotsborough House

Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameScotsborough House
Alternative Names
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunitySt Mary Out Liberty

This site is rejected by Hogg and King who write "C14 and later; no military feature though courtyard wall is said to have been loopholed."

One wing of this medieval house has a vaulted undercroft with a first floor solar, and an adjoining vaulted turret. There are no battlement, but all the original windows (even on the first floor) are narrow loopholes, hinting at some defensive capability. (Davis 2000)

Standing remains may extend back to 13th century. Although defensive elements are in evidence, this is clearly a mansion rather than a defensive building as such. (Coflein)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN117010
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  • Davis, Paul, R., 2011, The Forgotten Castles of Wales (Almeley: Logaston Press) p. 62
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 122
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 400 (reject)


  • 1990, Archaeology in Wales
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1967, 'Masonry castles in Wales and the Marches: a list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 116 p. 71-132
  • Laws, E., 1906, 'The house of Scotsborough, near Tenby' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 61 p. 81-92 online copy