Archaeological dig reveals Norman structures at Nevern Castle

Wednesday 23 June 2010, 14:15

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The remains of two towers and three hall-like buildings thought to date from the 12th century have been unearthed at the site around Nevern Castle in Pembrokeshire. Until this discovery little of the castle could be seen.

The Norman castle was built in 1108, and according to Dr Chris Caple of Durham University, the newly discovered constructions appear "to have been a highly desirable stone residence, a visible display of wealth and significant technical achievement".

The excavations of the castle grounds are being directed by Durham University and supported by archaeologist Peter Kane of Pemborkeshire Coast National Parks. Local volunteers from Cardigan, Newport and the Nevern area have also been involved.

The National Park Authority, one of the partners participating in this project, has invited visitors on to attend guided tours of the digs.

Read the story on the Western Mail website.

Read the Wales History guide to castles.

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