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1 & 2 Back Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Jeffreyston, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7263 / 51°43'34"N

Longitude: -4.8225 / 4°49'21"W

OS Eastings: 205160

OS Northings: 206838

OS Grid: SN051068

Mapcode National: GBR GB.Q7XD

Mapcode Global: VH2PB.CVCZ

Entry Name: 1 & 2 Back Cottages

Listing Date: 6 July 2005

Last Amended: 6 July 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84386

Location: Above the lane that leads from Cresswell Quay to Cresselly, on the edge of the settlement.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Jeffreyston

Community: Jeffreyston

Locality: Cresswell Quay

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Both houses are shown on the Jeffreyston Tithe Map of 1846, marked as belonging to the Cresselly Estate. No 1 was a farm cottage tied to the farmstead of Henry Phelps (now Cresselly House). Census returns reveal that its occupant between 1841 and 1871 was John Llewellyn, agricultural labourer, and family, and from 1881-1901, George Lewis, also an agricultural labourer, and family. Census returns show the Philips family as tenants of No 2 from 1841-1901. The family were cobblers, and in later years, the detached cottage in front of the dwelling was used as a cobblers shop. Later tenants were Mr and Mrs John Scourfield. A further cottage below No 2 was demolished c1870.


Pair of cottages. No 1 (to the left) is single storeyed, long 2-unit plan. Lime rendered and with slate roof with gable end stacks. Detail modernised (windows have concrete sills). No 2 also has 2-unit plan, but is a low 2 storeys. Roughcast with slate roof and end wall stacks. Near-central doorway with part-glazed door, flanked by 4-pane sash windows. 3 similar but smaller windows immediately beneath eaves above.


No 2 retains traditional layout. No 1 not seen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a pair of small vernacular cottages which together form a group with The Old Cobblers Shop. No 2 retains good traditional character; No 1 is an integral part of the group, and a surviving example of a single storey cottage, notwithstanding loss of detail.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Cobblers Shop
    On the lane leading from Cresswell Quay to Cresselly, at edge of the settlement, immediately in front of Back Cottages. Built with its back to the road on a steeply sloping site, necessitating an exce
  • II Out-kitchen at Kiln Cottage
    At right-angles to the left-hand side of the cottage.
  • II Kiln Cottage
    In an elevated position at the foot of the lane leading from Cresswell Quay to Cresselly.
  • II Old Carpenters Shop
    At the foot of and at right angles to the lane that leads from Cresswell Quay to Cresselly, alongside the footpath leading to Kiln Cottage.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    At the junction of the quayside road and the lane running from Cresswell Quay to Cresselly.
  • II Cresselly Arms P.H.
    Beside the road overlooking the Cresswell River and Quay, on the edge of the parkland to Cresselly House.
  • II Cresswell Quay
    In the angle between the Treen Lake and Cresswell River, to the E of the confluence, and immediately opposite to the Cresselly Arms P.H.
  • II Cresswell Quay Bridge
    Bridge crossing a minor tributary of the Cresswell River immediately to the S of the Quay. The stream is the Martletwy/Jeffreyston boundary.

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