Situated within Angle village and its RNLI community, Angle Tower House looks out over the beautiful and tranquil mudflats into Angle Bay and the pretty Milford Haven estuary in south Pembrokeshire.
It is an interesting example of a medieval manor house being one of a small number of pele towers or tower houses in Wales.
Angle Tower was constructed in the 14th century by the Shirburn family. With 3 foot thick walls, a drawbridge and a moat, it had enough fortification for the family to feel a moderate sense of safety if threatened.
A restored dovecote in the neighbouring field hints at the importance of the owners as the local Lords of the Manor, whilst a medieval structure behind the post office, known as ‘the nunnery’, adds to the history of the pretty village.
East and West Angle would both have provided good anchorages, giving access to the tower house owners and to raiders, making the village an important maritime site. The particularly Irish characteristics of the tower – and the medieval structure behind the post office – suggest regular links across the Irish Sea.
Angle Tower House is privately owned, being leased to the Pembrokeshire National Park Authority. It is open to the public but you need to ask at Castle Farm for the key.
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