Parc Castell, St Nicholas

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameParc Castell, St Nicholas
Alternative Names
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed

Immediately west of the parish church are very slight remains of what the Ord. Survey sheet terms the " Site of a tumulus." So little of the work has escaped destruction that it is impossible to be sure of its character. Apparently the mound had a circumference of some 150 feet. The name of the field on which it stood, 'Parc Castell' (Tithe Schedule, No. 330), and its proximity to the church, would seem to suggest a mound-castle rather than a tumulus. Local tradition asserts that part of a wall was standing here some sixty years ago. (RCAHMW, 1925)

Gatehouse Comments

The location certainly could be that of a castle although the lack of remains makes a certain identification unlikely without excavation.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSM899356
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 399
  • RCAHMW, 1925, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Pembrokeshire (HMSO) p. 379 no. 1066 online copy


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124 (possible)