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NPRN 103035

Map Reference SM80SW

Grid Reference SM84110278

Unitary (Local) Authority Pembrokeshire

Old County Pembrokeshire

Community Angle


Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Post Medieval

Site Description The East Blockhouse is one of a pair of Tudor blockhouses constructed by Henry VIII in the sizteenth century to guard Milford Haven. It is one of a pair of blockhouses protecting the mouth of the haven. It was later adapted for local defence in World War Two when a signed and dated rifle embrasure was cut in the building's east wall (see NPRN270718). It is a roofless ruin, 7.3m north-south by 4.0m, divided into two unequal parts; an enclosure was noted to the north and a second, smaller building to the south-east, however by 1975 cliff errosion had caused t the building's north wall to fall.

Excavated in 2011 by Dyfed Archaeological Trust and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

T. Driver, RCAHMW 2011

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