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Latitude: 51.6381 / 51°38'17"N
Longitude: -4.6867 / 4°41'12"W
OS Eastings: 214181
OS Northings: 196671
OS Grid: SS141966
Mapcode National: GBR GF.SMT6
Mapcode Global: VH2PZ.Q362
Entry Name: The Cottages
Listing Date: 16 July 1997
Last Amended: 28 March 2002
Source ID: 18546
Building Class: Maritime
Location: Below and to N of Abbey, aligned E-W with entrances facing N.
Community: Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)
Locality: Caldey Village
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
End house in row of six, probably mid C19, remodelled c1913 by J Coates Carter for Dom Aelred Carlyle. Two more cottages at the W, with lower roofs, seen in early photographs, were demolished after the others had been remodelled. Peter Anson shows the original window paintwork as green. Cobbled path in front and walled strip gardens the other side with rubble stone low walls, formerly whitewashed. Old photographs show 2 pairs of circular chimneys on outshuts to rear of Nos 1-4, and the small windows on the facade of Nos 5-6 not present. Restored 1998 with concrete imitation clay tiles and fascia boards instead of gutter brackets.
Sixth house of row of cottages, whitewashed roughcast with late C20 clay-tile roofs and 5 chimneys, 2 larger. Two storeys, four two-window cottages (Nos 1-4) and 2 double-fronted cottages to E (Nos 5 and 6). Renewed 12-pane sashes and C20 doors. Nos 1 to 4 are 2 mirrored pairs with doors in inner bay. Nos 5 and 6 have stuccoed ground floors with centre doors between 12-pane sashes, but upper windows have 8 panes over 2, the outer windows large, the inner ones small.
Outshut rear to Nos 1-4 with 4 lead-clad dormers with casement pairs. Nos 5-6 have 2-storey rear with 5 windows, the middle 2 small, and lean-to on ground floor.
Rear garden wall in whitewashed rubble stone with 5 arched doors, the arch-heads of last 2 higher than the wall-head, all with stone voussoirs. Doorway to No 6 has lost the arch. Wall-head raised in blockwork to support a plastic sheet roof.
Listed as well-preserved group of cottages in possibly unique setting on the "village green" of Caldey Island in shadow of Abbey. Group value with Caldey Abbey.
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