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The Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Dale, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.707 / 51°42'25"N

Longitude: -5.169 / 5°10'8"W

OS Eastings: 181141

OS Northings: 205668

OS Grid: SM811056

Mapcode National: GBR G3.HDH6

Mapcode Global: VH1RW.CC69

Entry Name: The Reading Room

Listing Date: 10 December 1997

Last Amended: 10 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19139

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated on N side of South Street, just W of the rear courtyard of Eaton House. Marked on O.S. as No 8.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Dale

Community: Dale

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Later C19 village reading-room, converted in 1892 from an older, possibly C18, cottage by the Dale Castle estate. Called the Reading Room Gallery (1997) and used for sale of paintings.

Exterior

Reading room, converted from former house. Colourwashed render and roughcast with asbestos sheet roof. One storey, double-fronted. Facade is rendered to door-head and window-sill height, roughcast above. Centre cambered-headed 6-panel door, two large windows, set high, each of 6 panes. Render and rubble stone to E end wall.

Interior

Single room with boarded ceiling.

Reasons for Listing

Included mainly for group value with Eaton House to E and No 2 South Street to S and also for historical reasons, as the village reading-room.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II No 2 South Street,,,Dale,Haverfordwest,,SA62 3RE
    Situated on S side of South Street in Dale village, opposite rear courtyard of Eaton House. Marked on O.S. as No 15.
  • II Eaton House
    Situated on the waterfront at Dale on the corner of South Street and at S end of terraced row with Richmond House and the Griffin Inn.
  • II Richmond House
    Situated on waterfront at Dale in terraced row between the Griffin Inn and Eaton House.
  • II The Griffin Inn
    Situated on waterfront at Dale at S end of beach, adjoining Richmond House.
  • II Coldstream Lodge
    Situated at junction of South Street and Blue Anchor Way on W edge of Dale village.
  • II Brook Cottage
    Situated at the N end of the beach at Dale, facing S over road into the village. Marked on O.S. Map as 1 and 2 Brook Cottages.
  • II Brook House
    Situated on the N slope overlooking Dale, on the corner of Castle Way and the B4237 along the waterfront.
  • II The Old Post House
    Situated set-back in long gardens on N side of Castle Way, between Dale Castle and the sea. Marked as No 145 Castle Way on O.S.

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