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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
Source ID: 12542
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Surrounding The Cathedral Close with sections on NW and NE sides missing.
Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)
Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close
Built-Up Area: St Davids
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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.
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