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St Davids Cathedral Close: Cloister Hall (Undercroft only)

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

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Latitude: 51.8826 / 51°52'57"N

Longitude: -5.2682 / 5°16'5"W

OS Eastings: 175169

OS Northings: 225494

OS Grid: SM751254

Mapcode National: GBR C5.RHYL

Mapcode Global: VH0TD.MYS6

Entry Name: St Davids Cathedral Close: Cloister Hall (Undercroft only)

Scheduled Date: 15 January 1992

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 687

Cadw Legacy ID: PE445

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Undercroft

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 an undercroft, a vault or crypt under a church or chapel, dating to the medieval period. The five surviving undercrofts of the Cloister Hall are rubble vaulted and underlie the U-shaped range of domestic quarters of St Mary’s College founded in 1377. Several original openings survive. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval ecclesiastical organisation. 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. 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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