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Latitude: 51.7004 / 51°42'1"N
Longitude: -4.9364 / 4°56'10"W
OS Eastings: 197185
OS Northings: 204264
OS Grid: SM971042
Mapcode National: GBR G8.BV66
Mapcode Global: VH1S0.DJ6B
Plus Code: 9C3QP327+5F
Entry Name: Former Main Magazine
Listing Date: 18 February 1994
Last Amended: 18 February 1994
Source ID: 14360
Building Class: Defence
Location: Situed on cliff footpath some 150m NNE of South Pembrokeshire District Council offices.
Community: Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro)
Community: Pembroke Dock
Built-Up Area: Pembroke Dock
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
1860 powder magazine built for Hut Encampment on Llanion Hill above.
Brown tooled squared stone with grey limestone flush dressings. Twin-gabled N front with coped gables, grey stone quoins, and moulded corbels to high shoulders each side. One window above lean-to porches. Loops in side walls. Slate roofs. Interior contains two brick-vaulted chambers with some remaining dividing walls. High and impressive arched vaults.
Surrounding wall in grey limestone rubble, coped with cambered arched N doorway, rebated for missing doors. Datestone above. Set into side walls, within enclosure, at NE and NW corners are two brick vaulted chambers with stone-framed doors and windows. Quadripartite vaults.
The building is fireproof, the complex built into the excavated hillside, and the path in front was embanked, all to guard against blast. This was the main magazine for the barracks.
Listed as a good example of Victorian military engineering in conjunction with a major British naval base.w
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