Castell Eglwyswrw

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Ringwork Motte), and also as a Certain Masonry Castle

There are earthwork remains

NameCastell Eglwyswrw
Alternative NamesTyddin; Eglwsywrw
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityEglwyswrw

This earthwork lies about 300 yards south-west of the parish church. It consists of a somewhat oblong-shaped bailey, having the mound placed in the south-west corner. The mound has a height of from 8 to 10 feet and a summit diameter of 16 feet. The top is slightly depressed towards the centre. The bailey (60 feet by 90 feet) is surrounded by a ditch; its somewhat obliterated entrance is in the north- east corner; the rampart has an average height of 4 feet, with a fall of 10 feet to the bottom of the ditch, the counterscarp being 4 feet high. The work is in a fair state of preservation. (RCAHMW, 1925)

An earthwork enclosure thought to represent a medieval castle: a ditched & massively ramparted enclosure, about 30m east-west by 16m, set above natural slopes on the north & east, having a slightly inturned entrance in its northern face, where the south-western angle is overlain by a steep-sided generally circular mound, about 16m in diameter & rising 3.0m above the ramparts with a summit area about 6.0m across (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

Motte and bailey (Davis and Salter describes as partial ringwork) with remains of tower. King describes it as either a ringwork and a motte in different texts.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSN138383
Latitude52.0126190185547
Longitude-4.71330976486206
Eastings213890
Northings238390
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 247 (listed)
  • Hull, Lise, 2005, Castles and Bishops Palaces of Pembrokeshire (Logaston Press) p. 91
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 33 (reconstruction)
  • Salter, Mike, 1996, The Castles of South West Wales (Malvern) p. 86 (slight)
  • Miles, Dillwyn, 1979 (Revised 1988), Castles of Pembrokeshire (Pembrokeshire Coast National Park) p. 5-7
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 392
  • RCAHMW, 1925, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Pembrokeshire (HMSO) p. 93 no. 235 online copy

Journals

  • King, D.J.C. and Alcock, L., 1969, 'Ringworks in England and Wales' Ch√Ęteau Gaillard Vol. 3 p. 90-127
  • 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