Hook Tump

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are uncertain remains

NameHook Tump
Alternative NamesTump Park
Historic CountryPembrokeshire
Modern AuthorityPembrokeshire
1974 AuthorityDyfed
CommunityMarlaes and St Brides

In the adjoining corners of two fields to the south of East Hook farm-house is an irregular mound somewhat circular in contour. This was probably the caput of a small manor whose independent existence came to a speedy end. The manor, known as "Hook," was represented by the present farmsteads of East and West Hook. The existence of a deer park is thus accounted for. (RCAHMW, 1925)

Earthwork mound of unknown significance. Reputedly a manor house site. (Dyfed Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The RCAHMW classified this a a site of historic or antiquarian interest rather than as any type of earthwork. Hogg and King reject this as a natural rocky hillock. The RCAHMW suggestion of this being a manorial caput is highly dubious as is the suggestion of a deer park (in Wales the welsh term 'parc' often simply means enclosure without the high status implication.)

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSM771087
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 400 (reject)
  • RCAHMW, 1925, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Pembrokeshire (HMSO) p. 218 no. 660 online copy


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124 (reject)
  • 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)