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Manorbier Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Wales, United Kingdom.

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Building the spacious 13th century curtain wall which encloses the top of a ridge above the beach must have strained the modest financial resources of the de Barri family to the limit. Only later were they able to afford to heighten it. There are two round corner towers and a gatehouse at the NE end, whilst the SW end has a set of modest domestic buildings with a 12th century hall-block at their core. The walls and towers are partly covered by flowers and vegetation and have seen only a modest amount of repair and restoration.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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