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Pillpriory Ruins

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7248 / 51°43'29"N

Longitude: -5.038 / 5°2'16"W

OS Eastings: 190277

OS Northings: 207263

OS Grid: SM902072

Mapcode National: GBR G5.WK1J

Mapcode Global: VH1RR.MXH5

Entry Name: Pillpriory Ruins

Listing Date: 28 January 1963

Last Amended: 22 February 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12927

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in valley setting beyond end of Hubberston Pill, W of Cromwell Road.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Milford Haven (Aberdaugleddau)

Community: Milford Haven

Built-Up Area: Milford Haven

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Remains of medieval priory of Order of Tiron (of Saint Dogmaels and Caldey Island) founded c 1200 by Adam de Rupe and consisting solely of the chancel arch, the E side on the crossing tower. Parts of the monastic buildings including possibly the S transept wall are built into houses to the S, The Steps and The Priory Inn.

Exterior

The arch is of purplish rubble stone with rough voussoirs to a broad unmoulded pointed arch. On E side are clear marks of chancel gable with tall arched light in apex and walls rise as shoulders each side with narrow lancets. Remains of a mural stair on N side buttress. Beginnings of a plain pointed arch running W from NW angle.

Old prints show that formerly there was an extra storey above with two lancets, shown already crumbled in 1771 Picot engraving but complete (possibly conjectural) in early C19 Gastineau view. Said to have fallen in 1826 according to Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary.

Scheduled Ancient Monument: Pe 70

Reasons for Listing

Group value with other listed items at Lower Priory.

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