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Wall with Tower and adjacent Pavement at Llawhaden House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8212 / 51°49'16"N

Longitude: -4.803 / 4°48'10"W

OS Eastings: 206917

OS Northings: 217339

OS Grid: SN069173

Mapcode National: GBR CS.WKB7

Mapcode Global: VH2NY.PHQ6

Entry Name: Wall with Tower and adjacent Pavement at Llawhaden House

Listing Date: 21 June 1971

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6069

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the S side of the main street of Llawhaden Village, opposite to Llawhaden House.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)

Community: Llawhaden

Locality: Llawhaden Village

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

The wall appears to be of two periods. A local tradition exists to the effect that the wall was built by Royalist prisoners after their defeat at the battle of Colby Moor (1645). If true, it dates one portion of the wall only.

There is also a date stone: it is built into the rear of the E portion of the wall, but is said to have been positioned formerly over the entrance at the extreme E end. This appears to date the eastern portion. The inscription is: 'This wall was built in 1691 in X weeks by William Skyrm(e) esq. Ll.B., D.D. with Thomas Matthews R S Evans H V Ferrier masons'. The reading of the masons' names may not be exact.

Exterior

A wall about 130 m long, apparently built in two periods. The W three-fifths of its length is built of rubble masonry. The remainder, to the E, is in masonry brought to courses. The latter section includes the date-stone.

At the E the wall returns to form the boundary with New Inn. At the W the wall returns to abut Ashgrove. In the middle of the rubble-masonry part there is a tower or gazebo, too thickly overgrown to be examined. At the E end there is a double gateway with timber gates.

At the front of the wall there is a raised stone pavement. This important and rare survival may be contemporary with the 1691 part of the work.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine C17 garden wall with adjacent roadside pavement. Also listed for Group Value with Llawhaden House.

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