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Former Lighthouse-Keepers Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Pencaer (Pen-caer), Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 52.0297 / 52°1'46"N

Longitude: -5.0737 / 5°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 189242

OS Northings: 241268

OS Grid: SM892412

Mapcode National: GBR CF.GB4X

Mapcode Global: VH1QD.07LW

Plus Code: 9C4P2WHG+VG

Entry Name: Former Lighthouse-Keepers Cottages

Listing Date: 14 July 1993

Last Amended: 14 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12993

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on Ynys Meicel, a small island joined to NW corner of headland by metal access bridge.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Pencaer (Pen-caer)

Community: Pencaer

Locality: Llanwnda

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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1908/9 lighthouse and keepers' cottages, whitewashed rendered walls. Lighthouse has tapering 55ft high round tower with moulded cornice carrying iron balcony rail around big lattice-glazed lantern. Domed metal roof with weathervane. The lantern contains a large Chance lens and is controlled automatically.

Single-storey group of buildings to S, T-plan with 5-bay S end, corniced, with flat roofs, the centre and end bays projecting, each with mullion and transom window. Door in side of centre projection. E side has two windows and centre door. Rendered corniced stacks.

The group of buildings is enclosed in whitewashed rubble boundary wall with pyramid capped gatepiers.

Reasons for Listing

One of the last traditional lighthouses built by Trinity House in the British Isles.

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