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Picton Castle

Introduction

The castle dates from around 1300, and has been altered many times. There is extensive parkland to the north of the castle with informal gardens and woodland walks (dating from around 1800) surrounding it. To the west is a fine walled pleasure garden and utilitarian garden to the east.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

Access contact details

The site is open to the public. Days and times vary seasonally. See: http://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/...

Directions

The site is signposted off the A40, approximately 3 miles east of Haverfordwest.

Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Dy)42(PEM)
  • Grade: II*
  • National Park

  • Reference: Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument

  • Reference: Mount (Pe 277)
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Gates, piers and railings at north entrance lodges
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: North wing and entrance yard
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Picton Castle
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Raised terrace at east entrance
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Stables and coach house
  • Grade: II

Features

  • Castle (featured building)
  • Description: The present castle was probably built by Sir John Wogan in about 1300. It has been much altered, especially from 1740 onwards. A new wing was added in 1790.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Stable Block
  • Description: This is the old stable courtyard.
  • Latest Date:
  • Drive
  • Description: There are several drives, but the main drive through the park has altered little since the 18th century.
  • Artificial Mound
  • Summerhouse
  • Pond
  • Description: Circular pond.
  • Ha-ha
  • Fountain
  • Fishpond
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Description: Walled kitchen garden.
Key Information

Type

Country Estate

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Castle

Survival

Part: standing remains

Hectares

110

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Slebech

References

References