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Funeral Car Tenement

A Grade II Listed Building in Cosheston, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6965 / 51°41'47"N

Longitude: -4.888 / 4°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 200508

OS Northings: 203699

OS Grid: SN005036

Mapcode National: GBR G9.B8LN

Mapcode Global: VH1S1.7M8B

Entry Name: Funeral Car Tenement

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17267

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the N side of the main village street in Cosheston, about 50 m E of the crossroads. It is in a walled enclosure with steel gates in front, hung on stone gatepiers with steeply weathered copings.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Pembroke Dock

Community: Cosheston

Community: Cosheston

Locality: Cosheston Village

Built-Up Area: Cosheston

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Subscriptions were raised in 1895 for the construction of a tenement for the parish funeral car. Money was also donated by the Band of Hope and the funds were further augmented by the proceeds of a concert. From the receipts and expenditure account published at this time it appears a new funeral car was also purchased. From 1896 the building was vested in the Parish Council. The original cast-iron gates have been lost. The tenement was restored c.1980. In 1995 to mark its centenary it was again restored by the Community Council. It still houses the car.


A single-room building about 3 m by 4 m, with its gable and doors facing S to the village street. Stone walls, rendered and painted. Slate roof with restored bargeboards and finial. Boarded double doors at front with small glazed panels, under a slightly pointed segmental brick arch. A small plaque in the gable records that the building was funded by voluntary contributions.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good, well-preserved example of a minor building type, remaining in its original use.

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  • II Old Rectory
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  • II St Michael's Church
    At the W edge of the village of Cosheston. The churchyard is to the S of the street and surrounded
  • II Lower Nash Corn Mill
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  • II Church of St Mary
    In hamlet of Lower Nash, 1 km SE of Cosheston Church. Reached by a side road N of the A477 road.
  • II Little Mayeston
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