Medieval

1110AD – 1485AD

 

Most of Haverfordwest Castle, as it is seen today, dated from the time of Queen Eleanor, wife of Edward I, or Edward Longshanks.

Tudor

1485AD – 1603AD

 

Sir John Perrot [c.1530-1592] a great Tudor magnate, Lord Deputy of Ireland and owner of Carew and Laugharne Castles. He was born at Haroldston and was Mayor of Haverfordwest three times.

Stuart

1603AD – 1714AD

 

A substantial portion of the castle still survives today, although the civil wars in the 1640s took a toll. Copies of Oliver Cromwell’s letters ordering the destruction of the castle in 1648 are on display.

Georgian

1714AD – 1837AD

 

In 1779 a prison for the county of Pembrokeshire was built within the remains of the castle. A number of artefacts, including a cell door, leg irons and the original lock from the castle gate are on display.

Victorian

1837AD – 1901AD

 

Admiral John Lort Stokes who travelled on HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin in the early 1830s. He later did much valuable exploration work off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand.

Edwardian

1901AD – 1911AD

 

Inscribed silver watch presented to P.C. Richards for his ‘clever capture’ of two burglars by a grateful property owner in 1910.

Present

1911AD  onwards

 

Elaborate plaque, which marked the Police Headquarters in the Castle until its removal in 1962.