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Haven Fort Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in The Havens (Yr Hafanau), Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7756 / 51°46'32"N

Longitude: -5.1054 / 5°6'19"W

OS Eastings: 185860

OS Northings: 213113

OS Grid: SM858131

Mapcode National: GBR CD.Z89J

Mapcode Global: VH1RJ.GM9N

Plus Code: 9C3PQVGV+6R

Entry Name: Haven Fort Hotel

Listing Date: 26 November 1997

Last Amended: 26 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19098

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated on Settlands Hill, to the E of the road between Broad Haven and Little Haven.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: The Havens (Yr Hafanau)

Community: The Havens

Locality: Little Haven

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Prominent clifftop house in Gothic style, said to have been built about 1870 for a chairman of the Great Western Railway but the first records found, the 1871 Census shows the owner as Mrs Rebecca Goldwyer, of the Bristol family who owned the Broad Haven estate. It was then known as The Havens and it is marked on the 1875 O.S. map. The house seems to have been designed to have a picturesque fortress look when seen from the N.


Large marine villa. Rock-faced rubble stone in large squared blocks, and slate roofs. Chimneys removed. L-plan, 2 storeys and attic. W gable end, to sea, has heavy stepped corbelling to verges and raised cornerstones. Attic pointed window with Y-tracery to toplight to 2-light casement. 2 larger first floor pointed windows with Y-tracery toplights to casement pairs. Broad centre pointed ground floor window with triple casements and intersecting tracery to toplight. N front has 3-window range. Left side has cambered-headed triple casement with toplights each floor, ground floor window larger. Centre has large stone porch, flat roofed with parapets and coped taller angle piers. Two small pointed lancets to front, with lattice glazing, one similar to W and E side door. Above is pointed window with Y-tracery to casement-pair, and first floor right has similar window over two similar to ground floor right.

S side has single-storey dining-room C20 building in angle to SE rear wing. Rear wing has W side first floor two cambered-headed triple casements with top-lights.
S gable is altered with C20 render. Cambered-headed windows, one to attic, two to first floor and one to ground floor. E side has flat roofed additions disguised by coped walls N and S.

A long corridor range runs NE with 4 similar pointed windows in the N wall, to link with a monopitch-roofed annexe. Annexe has N coped parapet and centre stone stack. N wall has iron-lattice lancets as on porch. Two to first floor left, three to ground floor left, one to ground floor right. Side walls have stepped coping, roof is of grouted slates and S front has window door window to left and altered pair of windows to right. Link range behind N wall is entirely rebuilt in C20.

Reasons for Listing

A substantialand largely unaltered Victorian marine villa in the gothic style and prominently placed on the clifftop.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Manor House
    Situated in Grove Place, some 120m SE of the beach in Little Haven.
  • II Walton West Farmhouse
    Situated some 60m NE of the cross roads in Walton West, on the NW side of the road running to Broadway.
  • II Church of All Saints
    Situated some 300m E of the cross roads in Walton West, on the N side of the road running E from Little Haven.
  • II Broad Haven House
    Situated in Broad Haven village facing the beach, at the N end and on the E side of the sea front road, the B4341.
  • II Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
    Situated in a remote and imposing location, some 1.5k SW of the centre of Little Haven and some 100m S of the cliffs W of Musselwick.

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