Castell Hendre

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameCastell Hendre
Alternative NamesHenrys Moat; Castell Hendrev
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityPuncheston

Immediatelv north of the parish church is a fine mound, which is marked on the Ord. sheet as '"Tumulus.' It rises to a height of some 15 feet, and has a summit diameter of 35 feet; it has a slight depression in the centre. The ditch is best seen towards the west; on the east side it has almost disappeared (if it ever existed) in the steep slope of the hill. The bailey may have originally taken in the camp (No. 315 above), in which case the castle enclosure was of unusual extent; the two earth- works are now quite separate. (RCAHMW, 1925)

A sub-circular mound, 30m diameter and 3.2m high, apparently unditched, although a curved indent in the churchyard to the SW may signal the former presence of such a feature. (Coflein)

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 ReferenceSN044275
Latitude51.912181854248
Longitude-4.84448003768921
Eastings204460
Northings227550
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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. 111
  • Pettifer, Adrian, 2000, Welsh Castles, A Guide by Counties (Boydell Press) p. 178
  • Davis, Paul, 2000, A Company of Forts. A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales (Gomer Press) p. 34
  • Reid, Alan, 1998, Castles of Wales (John Jones Publishing) p. 53
  • 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. 393
  • RCAHMW, 1925, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Pembrokeshire (HMSO) p. 119 no. 317 online copy

Journals

  • 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