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Cattle Pound

A Grade II Listed Building in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6472 / 51°38'49"N

Longitude: -4.7933 / 4°47'35"W

OS Eastings: 206845

OS Northings: 197959

OS Grid: SS068979

Mapcode National: GBR GC.C9MV

Mapcode Global: VH2PQ.VVVN

Entry Name: Cattle Pound

Listing Date: 12 March 1996

Last Amended: 12 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18011

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On the SE side of the main street of Manorbier, and about 75 m NE of the turning to Warlow’s Close.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Manorbier (Maenorbŷr)

Community: Manorbier

Locality: Manorbier Village

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

A circular cattle-pound of about 9 m diameter consisting of a roughly coursed limestone rubble wall, with no coping. The height of the wall is about 1.8 m. The date of construction is unknown, but it is similar to Castlemartin Pound, dated 1780. In 1840 the site was in the Philipps estate. It was disused by 1900.

In 1900 the bier-house was built, most of which stands within the pound. Limestone rubble masonry at the rear, snecked facing masonry at the front. The bier-house is a cart shed with its gable and double-doors facing the street. It is 2.4 m wide by 4 m long internally. Slate roof. Carved bargeboards with timber finials. Framed, braced, ledged and battened doors. The door-frame head is in segmental form. Brick segmental arch to the rear doorway.

The cattle-pound interior behind the bier-house is maintained as a public garden. The bier house is used as an information point for local tourism.

In the street in front of the Bier House is a cast-iron water hydrant, manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy of Kilmarnock.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for special historic interest as items of unspoilt social value to the locality.

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