Penhow Castle - Newport - Wales. Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 36.794 W 002° 50.016
30U E 511521 N 5718035
Quick Description: Penhow Castle - Built by the occupying Normans in 1129 AD. Privately owned since 2002. Located in the small village and community parish of Penhow, just inside the eastern edge of the boundary of the city of Newport, Gwent, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/23/2013 2:34:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ4NT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 2

Long Description:
The most famous building associated with the tiny village of Penhow is Penhow Castle. I think the most interesting attraction in the village is, The Parish church of St.John the Baptist - A medieval church standing next to Penhow castle.
From the churchyard you get good views of the privately owned Penhow Castle dating from the same period.

"A perfect example of the smaller type of fortified manor house, Penhow was developed from a heavily-built keep necessary to protect the knightly retainers of the local earl, who lived in almost impregnable majesty at nearby Chepstow Castle. This great Norman stronghold and bridgehead into Wales was the first castle with a stone keep to be built in Britain by the conquering Normans in 1070. "Knight's Fee" manors and castles like Penhow were established to protect the outlying farmlands and give advance warning of any Welsh uprising." Text Source: (visit link)

" Penhow Castle, situated in the countryside between Chepstow and Newport, claims to be the oldest inhabited castle in Wales. It was built as a home for one of the knights who served the Lord at Chepstow Castle. Sir Roger de St Maur was the first Norman owner of Penhow and he built a tower house in which to live. Documentary evidence shows that he was at Penhow by 1129. It was the first British home of the family who would later rise to national prominence under the more familiar name of Seymour." Text Source: (visit link)

Interesting story of psychic happenings at Penhow Castle: (visit link)
Accessibility: No access- Private

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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