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Llawhaden Village Pound

A Grade II Listed Building in Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.8221 / 51°49'19"N

Longitude: -4.7981 / 4°47'53"W

OS Eastings: 207258

OS Northings: 217422

OS Grid: SN072174

Mapcode National: GBR CT.WDJH

Mapcode Global: VH2NY.SG9J

Entry Name: Llawhaden Village Pound

Listing Date: 11 August 1997

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18796

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: At the left side of the causeway entering Llawhaden Castle.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)

Community: Llawhaden

Locality: Llawhaden Village

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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A cattle-pound probably of the C18, formed by walling off a part of the castle moat. It clearly post-dates any serious occupation of the castle in a military sense, and the subsequent filling in of the drawbridge section of the moat to form a causeway. It may be broadly contemporary with other cattle pounds such as Manorbier or Castlemartin (the latter dated 1780).


An enclosure of rubble stonework, approximately oval, the wall being about 2 m in height. The W entrance-turret forms one side. A gate at the W side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for Group Value with Llawhaden Castle and as an old cattle-pound.

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