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Lamphey Palace

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.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

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.

Owners

CADW

Plas Carew, Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, 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)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*

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.
  • Stream
  • Ornamental Bridge
  • Fishpond
  • Description: There are two ponds, as well as others which are now silted.
  • Approach
  • Description: A grand, water-flanked approach.
Key Information

Type

Park

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Palace

Period

Medieval (1066-1540)

Survival

Part: ground/below ground level remains

Hectares

80

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Lamphey

References

References