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St Davids Cathedral Close: Archdeacon of Cardigans Ground

A Scheduled Monument in St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.883 / 51°52'58"N

Longitude: -5.2684 / 5°16'6"W

OS Eastings: 175156

OS Northings: 225548

OS Grid: SM751255

Mapcode National: GBR C5.RHW7

Mapcode Global: VH0TD.MXNV

Entry Name: St Davids Cathedral Close: Archdeacon of Cardigans Ground

Scheduled Date: 15 January 1992

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 686

Cadw Legacy ID: PE443

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: House (domestic)

Period: Medieval

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of the remains of a house. The Archdeacon of Cardigan’s ground is a paddock on the north side of the close alongside the lane to Porth Boning and the Close Wall. The paddock has a raised platform at its western end and a portion of one of the buildings forms part of one of the boundary walls. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of settlement and domestic activity. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. A house may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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