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Lifeboat Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Fishguard and Goodwick (Abergwaun ac Wdig), Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 52.005 / 52°0'17"N

Longitude: -4.9951 / 4°59'42"W

OS Eastings: 194518

OS Northings: 238298

OS Grid: SM945382

Mapcode National: GBR CJ.HZLH

Mapcode Global: VH1QF.CVMV

Entry Name: Lifeboat Memorial

Listing Date: 7 January 2002

Last Amended: 7 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26068

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated on retaining wall to New Hill, at head of Station Hill.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Fishguard

Community: Fishguard and Goodwick (Abergwaun ac Wdig)

Community: Fishguard and Goodwick

Locality: Goodwick

Built-Up Area: Goodwick

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Set of 4 memorial plaques to lives saved by successive Fishguard lifeboats from 1856 to 1961, presumably installed in late C19 or early C20.


Four slate plaques with gilded incised lettering, set into retaining wall of approximately 30m length, with slate sill below. First plaque has list of lives saved by the Fishguard No 1 lifeboats 1856-92. Second plaque is longer, lives saved by the No 2 lifeboat 1885-1915, third plaque is of lives saved 1917-56 and the fourth of lives saved 1957-61.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historical interest as memorial to over a century of lives saved by the Fishguard lifeboats.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Goodwick Institute
    Situated some 30m beyond junction with Station Hill.
  • II Rosslyn
    Situated below the street line, where the road rises on the ramp to the railway bridge, some 25m from the junction with Quay Road.
  • II Berachah Cottage
    Situated on the street line, some 50m from the junction with Station Hill, opposite Berachah Presbyterian Church.
  • II Berachah Presbyterian Church
    Situated in the centre of Goodwick on the N side of New Hill some 85m from its junction with Station Hill.
  • II Swansea House (Ty Abertawe)
    Situated in the angle formed by the junction of Main Street and Goodwick Hill.
  • II Penrhyn
    Situated on terrace above the road, some 150m before the Fishguard Bay Hotel.
  • II Church of St Peter
    Situated on terrace above road some 200m SW of the Library.
  • II Fishguard Bay Hotel
    Situated at the end of Quay Road, on the cliff above the harbour.

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