MARTYR STONE, DALE CASTLE

Site Details



NPRN
32943
Map Reference
SM80NW
Grid Reference
SM80510586
Unitary (Local) Authority
Pembrokeshire
Old County
Pembrokeshire
Community
Dale
Type of Site
STONE
Broad Class
Commemorative;Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Period
Unknown

Site Description

1. Rounded boulder 50in high 20in by 7in. Once stood in Haverfordwest SM95251560, to mark the site of the martyrdom of William Nichol 1558.

2. A red sandstone pillar, 1.2m high by 0.5m by 0.2m, bearing undefinable marks said to be remaining traces of an e.Christian inscribed cross, now flaked away: the stone previously stood at the High Street & Dark Street intersection, Haverfordwest, & is said to have marked the site of W. Nichol's execution by burning: removed to current site, 1840-8; a feature of Dale Castle grounds (Nprn401147).
(source Os495card; SM80NW31)
J.Wiles 03.09.04

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