Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
12692
Building Number
 
Grade
I  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
01/03/1963  
Date of Amendment
28/07/1992  
Name of Property
Ruins of St Justinian's Chapel  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Pembrokeshire  
Community
St. David's and the Cathedral Close  
Town
 
Locality
Porthstinian/St Justinian's  
Easting
172319  
Northing
225236  
Street Side
 
Location
Situated in the grounds of Saint Justinian's, some 60m E of house.  

Description


Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary  
Period
 

History
Early C16, ruins of chapel on supposed burial site of Saint Justinian, reputedly rebuilt by Bishop Vaughan (1509-22) but very probably including earlier work. Chapel is reputedly the burial place of Saint Justinian, Breton contemporary of Saint David, martyred by jealous monks on Ramsey Island.  

Exterior
Rubble stone, roofless, walls standing some 4m high. Rectanhular plan some 12m by 5m with variuos openings robbed of their ashlar fromas. Corbel table all around, interrupted by head of E window. Early descriptions suggest battlements, gables and a small battlemented tower, all gone now. Three windows each side of varied sizes and two doors on N. W end door, E end window apparently segment-headed.  

Interior
Segment-headed arcading on each side, not matching, evidence of a chancel division from rood-beams and single step up. Traces of piscina and aumbry recess in chancel and broad " end segmental-pointed blank arch. SW angle had stair.  

Reason for designation
 

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