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Plan of Pembroke Castle, in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales more

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Plan of Pembroke Castle

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Pembroke possess one curiosity unparalleled in other British castles: under the inner ward on the north side is an immense natural cavern, called the Wogan, 70 feet long and 50 broad, which was from the first utilized as a good dry storehouse. It was aproachable from above by stairs, and below had an opening on to the creek, blocked by a water-gate, by which boats could communicate with the castle, and even small ships lie close in and land heavy goods.” (p. 203)

The castle was probably started by Arnulf of Montgomery, who arrived at Milford haven in 1090.

The map or plan of the castle shows the Pembroke River flowing towards the West, Monkton Pill (presumably a sort of pond), the Inner Ward with the Hoist, Supposed Chapel, Banquet Hall, St. Nicholas Chapel near the Wogan Cavern, the Norman Hall and the circular Keep, the Outer Ward with the Prison Tower, the Horse Shoe Gate Tower, the Monkton Postern leading to the Quay, the Monkton Bastion and, following the Double Wall round, the Central Tower, Gate House, North Gate Bastion, Mills Bastion, and St. Anne’s Bastion. The numbered items by the Gate House are By-gate Tower, Foss Bastion and Barbican Gate.



190 x 125mm (7.5 x 4.9 inches)

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1200 dots per inch



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