(1681) WATCH TOWER (Fig. 98), on the summit of the motte (No. 1682). The base· appears to be solid. The look-out platform is reached by an external flight of steps. The age of the structure is uncertain, but it was probably built in connection with the herring fishery which flourished in the early 19th century.1


Condition: good.
SH 30664057                                  3 viii 60                            32 S.W. Unnamed

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7 thoughts on “(1681) WATCH TOWER”

  1. From waen’s photo it would appear that the description’s assumption that the base was solid was incorrect. The stonework has clearly been extensively restored or repointed in the recent past and the amount of original fabric remaining may be small.

  2. The equivalent record on Coflein is NPRN 34168 but that description makes no reference to the inventory entry. The best description is the Listed Building description on Historic Wales (record id 4372), although there is confusion about whether the building is shown on the tithe map or not.

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