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Mounting Platform

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6494 / 51°38'57"N

Longitude: -5.0217 / 5°1'18"W

OS Eastings: 191054

OS Northings: 198832

OS Grid: SR910988

Mapcode National: GBR G6.J3BB

Mapcode Global: VH1S4.XS2Z

Plus Code: 9C3PJXXH+P8

Entry Name: Mounting Platform

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 8 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5951

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At entrance to St. Michael's churchyard, close to Lichgate.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Community: Castlemartin

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

Square platform about 1.1 m high, with six steps, all in rubble masonry. The top consists mostly of a single large slab. Evidently to facilitate mounting a horse, but undatable. Said to have been used until c.1920. Roughly built and oddly positioned away from and at an angle to the churchyard wall.

Also a set of iron rings set in the adjacent wall for tethering horses.

An interesting survival, included for group value with the church.

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