Plans for WWI defences in Pembroke included blocking off the Mill Bridge with heavy wire entanglements (HWE).
Golden Prison (SM 986016): During the American War of Independence (1776-1783), Golden Prison in the Green housed many American and French prisoners in conditions which were described by John Howard, the prisoner reformer, as the worst he had ever seen. He found 37 American prisoners of war and 56 Frenchmen in filthy conditions, living on sub-standard rations. Howard made a number of recommendations in order to improve conditions at the jail. Following the abortive French landing in north Pembrokeshire in 1797, over 500 prisoners of war were crowded into the prison. All that can now be seen of Golden Prison are a number of stone walls and the much-altered jailer’s house.
Remains of the pill box on Golden Hill. Holyland House (SM 998018): This manor house on the outskirts of town was pressed
into service as sick quarters for RAF Pembroke Dock during the Second World War. It is now a country house hotel.
Further reading: Pembroke for King and Parliament by Phil Carradice.