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Cilwendeg 813

Short Description

The mansion dates from the 1780s. There is a landscape park with lodges of the 1830s and a drive. There is also an unusual series of terraced lawns below the mansion leading to woodland paths. From the 1830s, there is a shell grotto and elaborate farm buildings. There is also a small arboretum and a walled kitchen garden. The house became an old people's home in the 1950s.

  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: The central block has three storeys, with two additional two-storey blocks.
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  • Dovecote
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  • Barrier
  • Description: Unusual slate barrier.
  • Garden Building
  • Description: 'The Counting House'.
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  • Pool
  • Description: Brick-lined bathing pool.
  • Gate Lodge
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  • Terrace
  • Lawn
  • Description: There is an unusual series of terraced lawns below the mansion.
  • Tree Feature
  • Description: Arboretum.
Stable Block, Shell Grotto, Drive, Kitchen Garden
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The majority of the features listed are NOT open to the public. The Shell Grotto is the exception. Since 2004 the Temple Trust has owned the Shell Grotto, restored the building and its woodland setting and is known as 'The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage'. It is open for public visitation on Thursdays 9am to 6pm from April to September. It is also open on other days and at other times of the year for special group visits (10 or more) by prior arrangement. Please see their website for more details


Civil Parish

  • Boncath


The core of the present house was built by Morgan Jones in the 1780s.


  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century


01443 336000

Official Website

Other websites


  • Pembrokeshire County Council

    County Hall, Haverfordwest,, SA61 1TP