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Lamphey Palace 2000

Introduction

The site includes major elements of the landscaping scheme surrounding a medieval bishop's palace. There is a grand, water-flanked approach, a well-preserved and elaborate fishpond complex and a large park dating from before 1280.

Contact

Telephone

01443 336000

Official Website

Other websites

Owners

  • CADW

    Plas Carew, Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, CF15 7QQ
Features
  • Palace (featured building)
  • Description: The old hall is thought to be the earliest surviving structure, dating from the 13th century. There is documentary evidence of the park by 1280.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Park Wall
  • Description: Enclosing walls of the medieval park, partly replaced in the early-19th century.
  • Fishpond
  • Description: There are two ponds, as well as others which are now silted.
  • Approach
  • Description: A grand, water-flanked approach.
Stream, Ornamental Bridge
Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open between 10 am and 4 pm throughout the year, though the visitor centre may be closed in the winter. See:

http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/dayso...

Directions

The site is off the A4139 between Tenby and Pembroke.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Lamphey
Designations
  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales
  • Reference: PGW(Dy)34(PEM)
  • Grade: II*
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument
  • Reference: Palace (Pem 03)
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Barn at Upper Lamphey Park Farm
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Bishop's Palace
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Former entrance gateway building
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales
  • Reference: Medieval house at Upper Lamphey Park Farm
  • Grade: II*
History

History

The park and the earliest structures (including the old hall) probably date from the 13th century.

Lamphey Lodge and a walled deer park were formed within the medieval park in 1818. In 1823 further landscaping involved the conversion of the palace precinct into an elaborate garden, traces of which remain. There was also further landscaping around it, most of which remains.

Period

  • Medieval (1066-1540)
References

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