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The Old Storehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6953 / 51°41'42"N

Longitude: -4.9528 / 4°57'10"W

OS Eastings: 196025

OS Northings: 203742

OS Grid: SM960037

Mapcode National: GBR G7.W9HS

Mapcode Global: VH1S0.3NH8

Entry Name: The Old Storehouse

Listing Date: 18 January 1974

Last Amended: 18 February 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6441

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to W of Sunderland House, behind ferry terminal.

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

Circa 1822 main dockyard storehouse (now offices of H M Customs and B&I Line) by Edward Holl.

Until 1944 there was a tall metal-clad domed clock tower in centre. A matching storehouse, without clocktower was built c1857 immediately S and has been demolished since 1981.

Exterior

Limestone rubble with granite dressings, hipped slate roof. Basement and two storeys, 9 bays divided 3-3-3, the centre 3 slightly advanced and pedimented, rendered parapet elsewhere. Granite plinth, quoins, surrounds to ground floor arched recesses and first-floor windows, impost band, plain two-step cornice, and coping to pediment and parapets. Cast-iron small-paned windows, with radiating bars to ground floor. Tilting lower opening half to each window.

Lower windows are set in recessed arches with limestone ashlar infill. Full width double doors in painted iron with radiating bar fanlights to centre of N, E and W elevations. Upper windows are 20-pane with plain surrounds, but N side centre has loading door with iron hoist adjacent. Basement area to N and S. Six cellar doors each side.

Storehouse is constructionally similar to the much larger storehouses at the other Royal Dockyards, but smaller because Pembroke was not used for final fitting out or victualling.

Interior

Extensive fireproof construction with stone axial wall, and stairs, iron doors through, two rows of columns carrying big cast-iron beams with fish-bellied cast-iron joists, on which York stone flagstones were laid. Upper floor not inspected but said to have iron roof construction.

Reasons for Listing

Grade II* for its high quality design and use of ironwork for fireproof construction.
Group value with other listed items in Pembroke Dockyard.

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