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The Close Wall (formerly listed with Porth Y Twr)

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Davids, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8809 / 51°52'51"N

Longitude: -5.269 / 5°16'8"W

OS Eastings: 175106

OS Northings: 225315

OS Grid: SM751253

Mapcode National: GBR C5.RPQH

Mapcode Global: VH0TD.MZCG

Entry Name: The Close Wall (formerly listed with Porth Y Twr)

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 28 July 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12542

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Surrounding The Cathedral Close with sections on NW and NE sides missing.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (TÅ·ddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close

Built-Up Area: St Davids

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

Medieval surrounding wall to The Cathedral Close, referred to as ruinous and in need of repair 1379, and running for some 1000m around the Close. Only a small portion remains to full height, of which the most impressive is the stretch running down from the lane W of the Deanery to Pont Cerwen Dewi; also substantial is the section running N from Porth y Twr. On the N side the wall crosses the river Alun over a rough segmental masonry arch.

There were four gates into The Close, of which Porth y Twr is the only survivor; the site of Porth Padrig being by the lane W of the Deanery, Porth Gwyn being NW of The Archdeaconry and Porth Boning adjoining The Canonry. A wall around the cathedral enclosures is thought to have existed in 1172.

Scheduled Ancient Monument Pe 18.

Reasons for Listing

Group Value.

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