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The Almshouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Angle, Pembrokeshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3PMWM6+G8

Entry Name: The Almshouse

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 26 January 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17149

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300017149

Location: At S of the village street, opposite the school.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Angle

Community: Angle

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a specimen of mediaeval domestic architecture

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