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Haverfordwest Priory

Introduction

Haverfordwest Priory has the exceptionally rare remains of medieval monastic gardens. The site comprises a 13th-century cloister garden and an extensive 15th-century formal garden. The formal garden has a grid of raised beds and paths. One of the beds is more elaborate than the rest. The layout was discovered, excavated and preserved in the 1980s and 1990s.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

Access contact details

The site is open daily from 10am. Please see: http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/haverfordwestpriory/visitorinformation?lang=en

Directions

The site is close to the centre of Haverfordwest, and can be reached by bus, train or bicycle.

Owners

Cadw

Welsh Assembly Government, Plas Carew, Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, CF15 7QQ
History

Period

Medieval (1066-1540)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Dy)62(PEM)
  • Grade: I
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument

  • Reference: Pe 017

Features

  • Priory (featured building)
  • Description: The site has the remains of a church, cloister, chapter house and other buildings, built of local limestone and gritstone.
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  • Planting
  • Description: There is an extensive mid-15th century formal garden, consisting of ten raised beds separated by narrow paths.
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Key Information

Type

Monastery Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

Priory

Period

Medieval (1066-1540)

Survival

Part: ground/below ground level remains

Hectares

0.1

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Haverfordwest

References

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