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Former Main Magazine

A Grade II Listed Building in Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14360

Building Class: Defence

Location: Situed on cliff footpath some 150m NNE of South Pembrokeshire District Council offices.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Pembroke Dock (Doc Penfro)

Community: Pembroke Dock

Built-Up Area: Pembroke Dock

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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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.

Poor condition.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of Victorian military engineering in conjunction with a major British naval base.w

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