WPW040086 WALES (1932). View of Roch Castle and Castle Farm, Roch, Pembrokeshire, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.

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Title [WPW040086] View of Roch Castle and Castle Farm, Roch, Pembrokeshire, oblique aerial view. 5"x4" black and white glass plate negative.
Reference WPW040086
Date 1932
Link Coflein Archive Item 6378306
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 188040, 221140
Longitude / Latitude -5.0777626035078, 51.848105727251
National Grid Reference SM880211

Pins

ROCH CASTLE Roch, Nolton, Haverfordwest SA62 6AQ Grade 1 listed building - Cadw Building ID: 11982 Built by Norman knight Adam de Rupe in the second half of the 12th century, probably on the site of an earlier wooden structure. Burned by Parliamentary forces in 1644 and left to decay. In 1900 purchased and subject to several reconstruction works including a steel frame and concrete floors.

totoro
Saturday 18th of January 2014 10:20:00 PM

totoro
Saturday 18th of January 2014 10:05:12 PM
The gates - clearly new in 1932 - and the sweeping drive and turning loop by the castle door are all very 'posh'. The area around the gates does not look so smart today (April 2013).

Maurice
Thursday 18th of April 2013 05:06:30 PM

DeborahWales
Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:27:58 AM
the Church of St Mary:

Constructed between 1857-1865 on the site of a far more ancient place of worship

Grade 2 listed building - Cadw Building ID: 19080

CADW do not list details of Welsh listed buildings on the internet.

Nearby the church was a butter and fish market.

totoro
Saturday 18th of January 2014 10:03:18 PM

DeborahWales
Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:26:20 AM
The Old Post Office

DeborahWales
Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:25:48 AM

DeborahWales
Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:25:15 AM
North Gate Farm

DeborahWales
Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:24:44 AM

User Comment Contributions

Before and after reconstruction-

images from http://www.celticcastles.com/

(photographer uncredited on the site)

totoro
Saturday 18th of January 2014 10:16:30 PM
When looking at the aerial pictures in 2013 it is surprising just how building, both housing and agricultural has changed the scene around this image. It has become a little piece of urbanisation of the countryside, especially to the left (west) of the picture. Nature has also changed the scene, with rather more tree cover present within the castle walls. This is also a noticeable feature of many of the rural pictures ... the increase in the number of trees.

Maurice
Friday 19th of April 2013 07:25:17 AM
The cottage in the foreground became the Old Post Office and is now a private home. Manor Farm is just to the right where some buildings are just visible. North Gate Farm is just visible in the upper left corner of the photograph

DeborahWales
Thursday 18th of April 2013 10:21:10 AM