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

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Latitude: 52.0179 / 52°1'4"N

Longitude: -5.037 / 5°2'13"W

OS Eastings: 191705

OS Northings: 239856

OS Grid: SM917398

Mapcode National: GBR CH.H17V

Mapcode Global: VH1QD.NJ0X

Plus Code: 9C4P2X97+55

Entry Name: Trehowel

Listing Date: 1 March 1963

Last Amended: 14 July 1993

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12999

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N side of lane to Strumble Head, some 1.5 km W of Llanwnda.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Llanwnda

Community: Pencaer (Pen-caer)

Community: Pencaer

Locality: Trehowel

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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House has the best surviving painted slate-hung facade in the area and is historically notable as being the headquarters of General Tate's forces on 22 to 23 February 1797, during the French invasion - the last foreign incursion on the British mainland. The house then belonged to John Mortimer. It is marked as L-plan on the 1798 commemorative map. On 1845 Tithe Map recorded as owned by Phoebe Williams, occupied by David Mortimer.


C18 and later farmhouse, rubble stone, part slate-hung and all colourwashed, with grouted slate roofs. Two-storey irregular plan, L-plan to main part plus SW wing. Main part has S-facing late C18 front range with stone E end stack, colourwashed slate-hung front with nogged brick eaves, and 2-window range, sash window with marginal glazing bars each floor to right; door to left in hipped-roofed angle porch and small 8-pane sash above. Rear is not outshut and has 12-pane sash to ground floor left and another to first floor right.

S Range: Range running S has two big stone stacks, one to ridge and larger one to S end, and further smaller stone stack on N end gable, in line with rear of front range. S end wall mounting block. E front has 4-window ground floor, 12-pane sash to right with dripstone, small 8-pane sash over, then three C20 metal-framed windows to left with one window above, low and under eaves. Low upper floor and outshut rear suggests that this part is older than S facing range.

W Side: Outshut at N end, projecting wing to centre, two-storey with W end stack, slate roof and two N facing C20 ground floor windows, upper floor window in W gable end and S side added lean-to in painted brick. The wing is not marked on 1845 Tithe Map. Beyond is further 2-window W front with two 12-pane sashes below and C20 metal window above.


Interior not inspected.

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