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Former Cartridge Magazine and surrounding wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7003 / 51°42'0"N

Longitude: -4.9368 / 4°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 197156

OS Northings: 204253

OS Grid: SM971042

Mapcode National: GBR G8.BV2C

Mapcode Global: VH1S0.CJZF

Entry Name: Former Cartridge Magazine and surrounding wall

Listing Date: 18 February 1994

Last Amended: 18 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14358

Building Class: Defence

Location: Situated on footpath some 150m N of South Pembrokeshire District Council offices, adjacent to Powder Magazine.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro)

Community: Pembroke Dock

Built-Up Area: Pembroke Dock

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

1975-6 magazine for ammunition storage built for Hut Encampment on Llanion Hill.

The building is fireproof, built into excavated hillside and with path in front embanked to guard against blast. The use of mass concrete and the arched side buttressing are structurally interesting. The building was designed to hold either 3 million ball and blank cartridges, or 1200 full barrels of powder (or 4,500 half barrels). It cost รบ1197.

Exterior

Mass concrete construction, single storey with gabled slate roof and four big arched buttresses each side, linking to surrounding retaining wall. N front has lean-to porch with side entry. S end has roundel window.

Front wall with gateway continued W from surrounding wall of Main Magazine, but in concrete.

Interior

Interior tunnel-vaulted in brick.

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