Pembridge Castle, originally called Newland Castle, is a late 12th century to early 13th century Grade I listed former border castle located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Welsh Newton in Herefordshire, England.
It was most likely constructed by Matilda de St Valery sometime before 1208 and founded by 1208, it was the seat of the Pembridge family, then later the Wakes and Mortimer families in the 14th and 15th centuries. The chapel is 16th century and was ruined in 1644 during the English Civil War. Much reconstruction of the castle was undertaken in the early 20th century by a Dr Hedley Bartlett. It remains in private ownership.
The castle sits on a 36 m x 27 m plot of land and is surrounded by a moat. It is constructed of ashlar, sandstone and rubble walls. The curtain wall surrounding the castle is 1.4 m thick. The earliest part of the castle, thought to be the keep, is the four story round tower on the western corner. The internal diameter of the tower is 7.5 m and the internal rooms of the tower are 5 m wide.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    Oh GORGEOUS!

  • Thank you Charmiene – I’m glad you like it :O)

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  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsabout 4 years ago

    great perspective

  • Thank you Jeff – very much appreciated

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    Can you imagine living in a place like that! How cool that would be! Great shot!

  • How the other half live eh?

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    This is beautiful Chris, we have so many beautiful castles in the UK, I would love to visit them all.x

  • That would take some time – but what a journey :O) x

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  • duncandragon
    duncandragonabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Thanks Duncan – it’s an amazing place

    – missmoneypenny

  • WOBBLYMOL
    WOBBLYMOLabout 4 years ago

    lovely shot, looks a lovely place, great write up too

  • Thanks for your lovely comment – I’m very glad you like it

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  • P.S. Thanks for the fave too

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  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéover 2 years ago

    great work :) xxx

  • Thanks Denise. It’s an amazing place – must cost a fortune to heat. Thanks for the fave too

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

    Wow! That is one Great Old Castle(& Capture:-)

  • Thanks RobynLee – I’m very glad you like it Thanks for the fave too :O)
    Chris

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