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Caldey Island

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NPRN401669
Map ReferenceSS19NW
Grid ReferenceSS1350096500
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPembrokeshire
Old CountyPembrokeshire
CommunityTenby
Type Of SiteISLAND
PeriodGeneral
Description
Caldey Island lies south across the Caldey Sound from the coast of Pembrokeshire, 3km south of Tenby. It has been inhabited since the Stone Age, and monks first came to Caldey in the 6th Century. Since then it has been home to various orders, including the Benedictines from the 12th century, who set up a priory on the island, much of which is still standing [NPRN: 245]. In 1906 the Anglican Benedictines purchased Caldey and built the present Italianate style abbey [NPRN: 247]. Since 1929 the Island has been owned by the Cistercian order.
Ian Archer, RCAHMW, 29th March 2005.