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Manerbawr Castle from the Inward Court

Manerbawr Castle from the Inward Court

Artist: Wynn, L.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 98.c

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. The first castle to be built here was of timber and earth construction but by the end of the 12th century a stone tower and great hall had been enclosed by two high stone walls. Improvements were made to the castle by the de Barri family who owned it for many years. Gerald de Barri was born here in c.1146- he became known as Giraldus Cambrensis and was a widely recognised historian and topographer. He describes the castle as being “…excellently well defended by turrets and bulwarks…’ and as ‘…the most pleasant spot in Wales…’.

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