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Latitude: 51.6452 / 51°38'42"N
Longitude: -5.0151 / 5°0'54"W
OS Eastings: 191493
OS Northings: 198348
OS Grid: SR914983
Mapcode National: GBR G6.JC30
Mapcode Global: VH1S5.1X25
Plus Code: 9C3PJXWM+3X
Entry Name: The Old Shop
Listing Date: 8 December 1995
Last Amended: 8 December 1995
Source ID: 16578
Building Class: Commercial
Location: At the N side of village street, second house W from Old Pound
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
Two-storey, two-window early C18 house (c.1740) facing S. OUTSHUT AND STAIRS AT REAr. The house windows at the front are six-pane sashes in exposed frames, repaired. The upper window at right probably has its original sashes. Slate roof coverings. Extensions to the house: A byre with loft and a disroofed pigsty attached at E, a room with a large end-chimney and a loft attached at W. Both of these have a lower roof line and are slightly set back from the front of the house. Later lean-to porch at front, with door at each side and a very narrow window to front. Access from the porch to the house is now via the additional W room. The buildings all in local rubble masonry, mostly rendered. Slate roofs similar to house, except byre.
The byre has a good cobbled floor. It has been partitioned and about one-third is entered from the house, with separate loft stairs in each part. [Asbestos sheeting roof.]
In the additional room at W the end-fireplace was arched over and there was a bread oven at its right, but later alterations have left only traces of these features.
Detached from the group at the W are two outbuildings, backing onto the roadside. These consist of an open-fronted shed and an enclosed shed in tandem, communicating via a door with ventilation slits. Rendered rubble masonry. [Corrugated steel roof covering.] Cobbled floors. There is a large hook attached to the roof of the enclosed shed and a disused boiler in the corner, now lacking its flue. Barred and shuttered window at W. This was evidently an old wash-house extended and turned into a small abattoir, with a roof-hook to hang a carcass for flaying.
Low garden wall at front, from the abattoir to the house.
An interesting example of a complete set of village butcher's premises based on an C18 cottage, now forming a picturesque group.
Reference: Local information (Mr T Davis)
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