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Retaining wall to Bridge Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6718 / 51°40'18"N

Longitude: -4.697 / 4°41'49"W

OS Eastings: 213606

OS Northings: 200452

OS Grid: SN136004

Mapcode National: GBR GF.7R1S

Mapcode Global: VH2PS.J7RP

Entry Name: Retaining wall to Bridge Street

Listing Date: 28 March 2002

Last Amended: 28 March 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26436

Building Class: Civil

Location: Situated on the N side of the E half of Bridge Street extending W to Crackwell Street.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Community: Tenby

Built-Up Area: Tenby

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Earlier C19 retaining wall supporting roadway of Bridge Street. Probably built at about the same time as Paxton's promenade below as on 17/12/1813 the council desired the widening of the lower end of Bridge Street and Sir William Paxton agreed to 'remove the wall on the N side of Bridge Street and to rebuild it at a sufficient distance to the N side so as to widen that street...having at the same time sufficient distance for a good road between the said wall and the top of the circular wall or parapet wall of the Arches on the S side of the road'.

Exterior

High retaining wall in grey limestone rubble with parapet wall to street coped in rough tooled stone. Various openings into brick-vaulted cellars under roadway. To left, door to cellar of St Julian's House. Further along, lean-to C20 shelter adjoining steps up to door to cellar of Pier House. Two blocked square lights with brick heads opposite Sparta House. Door with red brick arch opposite house formerly of Charles Norris.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominent element in the view across the harbour, of group value with the arches of Paxton's promenade (Harbour Stores) below.

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