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Latitude: 51.6838 / 51°41'1"N
Longitude: -5.0892 / 5°5'20"W
OS Eastings: 186550
OS Northings: 202860
OS Grid: SM865028
Mapcode National: GBR G4.ZX4Z
Mapcode Global: VH1RX.QYX1
Entry Name: The Almshouse
Listing Date: 14 May 1970
Last Amended: 26 January 1996
Source ID: 17149
Building Class: Domestic
Location: At S of the village street, opposite the school.
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
Ruin of late mediaeval first-floor hall, parallel to but set back from village street. Reputedly a nunnery, but without historical proof. More positively referred to in 1715 as having been an almshouse. Also referred to on OS plans as a castle, but not known as such locally. Already in ruins when described in 1868. Now a shell with sheds added internally and externally. W side collapsed.
Rubble masonry with red sandstone gravel mortar. Main floor and roof are missing. Loopholes in ground storey walls, but no other details of a defensive character. First-floor entrance doorway is a large arched opening at E of the N side. Large lateral fireplace at W of the N side. Door and window heads of the first-floor hall are of late Gothic type. The E window has window seats not usual in late Gothic, but they are evidence of the domestic purpose of the building.
Listed as a specimen of mediaeval domestic architecture
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