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Church of St David

A Grade I Listed Building in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7151 / 51°42'54"N

Longitude: -5.0548 / 5°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 189068

OS Northings: 206233

OS Grid: SM890062

Mapcode National: GBR G5.X0LZ

Mapcode Global: VH1RY.B5K2

Plus Code: 9C3PPW8W+23

Entry Name: Church of St David

Listing Date: 17 July 1951

Last Amended: 22 February 1993

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12925

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in churchyard behind C20 shops in Gelleswick Road.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Milford Haven (Aberdaugleddau)

Community: Milford Haven

Locality: Hubberston

Built-Up Area: Milford Haven

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

C15, possibly with earlier core, repaired 1866-7 and restored and enlarged 1929-31 by J B Fletcher of Cardiff.

Exterior

Anglican parish Church in rubble stone with ashlar tracery and slte roofs. Small scale with Pembs type C15 W tower and low medieval nave and chancel, all stone vaulted. Of 1930 the two transepts, that to the N with symmetrical flanking porch and vestry, that to S with organ chamber to E. Tower has 1930 tracery to small W window, NW stair projection, corbelled parapet and pyramid recessed cap. Small unchamfered 2-light bell-openings. Nave has N and S 2-light with 1930 flush tracery. S blocked door, unchanfered pointed, and 1930 additions have coped shouldered gables and flush treceried 2-light transept windows and plain chamfered pointed doors to porch and vestry. Chancel has C15 perpendicular style S window and 3-light E winndow, pointed with hoodmould and carved head stops.

Interior

Plastered pointed vaults, fine square C13 font with scalloped lower edge and incised line above scalloping, Circular plain shaft. Chancel has N tomb recess and very fine C15 triple sedilia with octagonal shafts, no capitals but carved masks on two front faces of shafts under elaborately moulded triple-arched hoodmould. Low pointed N door to vestry. Early C18 tomb slabs to Allen family of Gelliswick under altar.

Fine C20 triple arch timber chancel screen with delicate cresting and tracery, the side bays being canted-fronted pulpit and reading desk. Early C20 reedos panelling and faded E window glass of c1881. Stained glass of 1980 in S transept and c1960in nave S window.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as C15 Church that stands in churchyard extensively filled with late C18 to C20 memoria;s. Rubble retaining wall and 1930 lych-gate to N.

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