History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Mounting Platform

A Grade II Listed Building in Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Find accommodation in


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.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.