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Former Captain Superintendent's Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.694 / 51°41'38"N

Longitude: -4.9527 / 4°57'9"W

OS Eastings: 196025

OS Northings: 203602

OS Grid: SM960036

Mapcode National: GBR G7.W9KB

Mapcode Global: VH1S0.3PJ7

Entry Name: Former Captain Superintendent's Office

Listing Date: 18 January 1974

Last Amended: 18 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6435

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated on W side of main avenue, some 60m N of entrance gates.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro)

Community: Pembroke Dock

Locality: The Dockyard

Built-Up Area: Pembroke Dock

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

1847-8 former Captain Superintendent's Office and Surgery, built by Fox, Henderson and Co, Birmingham, engineers.

Original intention was for Captain Superintendent's Office above a police station: 1848 tender advert calls building 'new surgery and police station'. But the 1858 plan marks office in S half and surgery in N half. Fox, Henderson & Co was a noted firm of engineers who built the iron roofs over Nos 8 and 9 slips in the Dockyard 1845-7, and over No 7 slip in 1847 (all demolished). They also built the yard Fire Station (demolished). In 1851 they built the Crystal Palace, London.

Exterior

Tooled grey squared limestone with asbestos hipped roof and corniced stone stacks. Basement and two storeys, 1-4-1-window range, the end entrance bays set back. Ashlar plinth, rusticated quoins, first-floor sill band, cornice and parapet. Windows in flush ashlar surrounds, all boarded over, but in 1981 said to contain 12-pane sashes. In each end bay, ground floor has tall ashlar doorcase with cornice on consoles. Double 3-panel doors with 4-pane overlight. One-window end elevations. NW rear angle has marks of demolished section, 4-window rear to main part. Front area has fine heavy spearhead railings on low plinth.

Condition: derelict (1993).

Reasons for Listing

Group value with former Guard House and other listed buildings in Dockyard.

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