Main Street Fishguard from Penslade

View across Fishguard town from Penlade
Henry Jackson- Ein Hanes

Another image by the photographer, Henry Jackson.

This was taken from what is now known as Penslade looking towards the rear of Main Street and what was then, just fields behind the town.

The road snaking over the fields on the upper left would have been the Llanychaer Road.  Other identifying features include of course St Mary’s Church  and to the left of the church can be seen the hipped roof of Tabernacle Chapel in Park Street.

It is quite difficult to date this photograph but it was certainly prior to 1889 as the alterations to Pentwr Chapel on Tower Hill have yet to be undertaken.  It may well have been considerably earlier as it appears that Pentower, the home of Sir Evan Jones, has yet to be built.

There is a prominent house(s) looking over the town at the top of the Wallis. Just below it is a chapel like building. There was an old chapel around this location – it was the site  of Tabernacle Chapel which relocated to Park Street in 1845 – know as Wallis Chapel. It was said that Chapel Members carried stones from the original chapel to incorporate in their new building but it is not known whether the bulk of the building remained. Some further research needed!!

This photograph forms part of an album recently lent to Ein Hanes on Fishguard Square – you can view the album when visiting Ein Hanes.


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