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Latitude: 51.8788 / 51°52'43"N
Longitude: -5.3087 / 5°18'31"W
OS Eastings: 172365
OS Northings: 225203
OS Grid: SM723252
Mapcode National: GBR C3.RZWB
Mapcode Global: VH0TK.X1WJ
Entry Name: Old Lifeboat House
Listing Date: 28 July 1992
Last Amended: 28 July 1992
Source ID: 12696
Building Class: Maritime
Location: Situated in Porthstinian cove immediately behind 1911 lifeboat house, which is built over earlier slipway.
Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)
Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close
Locality: Porthstinian/St Justinian's
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
1870s, enlarged 1886, lifeboat house for Saint David's lifeboat.
The first Saint David's lifeboat, the Augusta, given 1869 was kept here until replaced by a larger boat, the Gem, in 1885, for which the building was enlarged. The building became disused in 1911 when the replacement of the Gem by a motor lifeboat necessitated a new building.
Rubble stone with grouted slate roof and gable front of squared stone with bargeboards. Original high opening largely infilled and rendered with smaller double doors inserted. Stone relieving arch over original lintel and 6-pane window in gable. Under window is marble plaque recording the repairing and enlarging of the lifeboat house and addition of the watch room 1886. S side has 3 windows with Caerbwdy stone sides and heads. Two windows on N side and small slate roofed addition at NE angle with rear round chimney, front door and N end window.
Included for historical interest and group value with the newer lifeboat house.
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