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Manorbier Historic Landscape Characterisation

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The medieval castle located on one valley side and the medieval church on the opposite side dominate Manorbier historic landscape character area. Modern housing is interspersed with the mainly 19th century stone-built houses and other buildings that form the small village core. Included in this area are small mid 20th century housing estates.


Jameston is a nucleated hamlet consisting of a core of 19th century stone-built houses and modern dwellings, with substantial 18th century farmhouses and farm buildings on its fringe. It was formerly an agricultural village, but most of the farm buildings have been converted to residential use.


Long narrow fields enclosed by high stone-faced banks with hedges, mortared stonewalls and dry-stone walls strongly characterise the Manorbier Newton Strip Fields historic landscape character area. Dispersed farms and other buildings are mainly 19th century and stone-built.

Manorbier Newton Strip Fields

Freshwater East to Lydstep Coastal Strip consists of high sea cliffs, sandy coves and a narrow band of cliff top through which runs the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The built heritage includes a neolithic chambered tomb, iron age forts, World War 2 military installations and old stone quarries.

Freshwater East to Lydstep Coastal Strip

East Moor and West Moor is a windswept agricultural historic landscape character area of large fields and dispersed farms. Boundaries are either mortared stonewalls or banks topped with low hedges. There are few trees.

East Moor and West Moor

Late 20th century military buildings and installations and an iron age fort, all set in pasture characterise Manorbier Camp historic landscape character area.

Manorbier Camp

Lydstep historic landscape character area is a hamlet. Nineteenth century, early 20th century and modern buildings flank the small ruins of Lydstep Palace in the centre of the village. The use of red roofing tile (probably the influenced by the Lydstep estate) and rough-dressed limestone are a feature of the village.


Large regular fields bounded by banks and hedges or mortared walls, and substantial farms characterise the Norchard – Tarr historic landscape character area. Farmhouses with either medieval components to them or ruined medieval houses close to them are a feature of this area.

Norchard – Tarr

Lydstep Haven historic landscape character area is dominated by a modern caravan park, with a strong secondary country estate component consisting of Lydstep House, lodges and woodland.

Lydstep Haven

Substantial, dispersed farms and regularly shaped fields bounded by windswept banks and walls characterise Hill Farm – Baldwin’s Moor historic landscape character area. Most buildings date to the late 18th century or early 19th century. Limestone is the traditional building material.

Hill Farm – Baldwin’s Moor





Project contact: Ken Murphy