Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
12541
Building Number
 
Grade
I  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
01/03/1963  
Date of Amendment
28/07/1992  
Name of Property
Porth-y-Twr, including Gateway & South Tower  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Pembrokeshire  
Community
St. David's and the Cathedral Close  
Town
 
Locality
 
Easting
175206  
Northing
225363  
Street Side
 
Location
Situated at entrance to The Cathedral Close from The Pebbles.  

Description


Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary  
Period
 

History
Large C14 bell tower with attached, possibly C15, fortified gate. Rubble stone part ruinous, the bell-tower substantially restored 1929 by W D Caroe.  

Exterior
Bell-tower is large two-stage octagonal tower with moulded plinth and moulded course before set-back bell-stage, ruinous and roofless in old photographs but now with corbelled flat parapet. Bell-stage has large pointed openings, originally longer but part-blocked, with hoodmoulds. Lower stage has E side lancet and N side pointed moulded doorway with column shafts and hoodmould. Studded plank doors. SE stair tower projecting slightly on upper stage and rising to restored octagonal turret. S side obscured by attached gateway. Gateway and S tower added to S in rougher rubble stone with corbel table below former battlements, now ruinous. Rounded S end with higher corbel table. E front has big segmental pointed arch over roadway, small blocked doorway to right with loop over. To right, without break in walling, S tower with one high window, rounded S end with Close Wall attached to SW; W front window at upper level and lower large pointed light to left, just before change in level of corbel table. To left, segmental-pointed large arch over roadway, and above, to left a small window robbed of ashlar. Southern range is roofless, but within gateway, two portcullis slots and double archway on N side, robbed of ashlar, giving access to half-round recess with narrow round-headed doorway. South side has round headed narrow doorway. Studded plank doors with iron strap hinges to both doorways.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Group Value.  

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