A piece of British military history is up for auction later this month.

Pembroke Dock's Defensible Barracks, one of "west Wales' most iconic buildings" has been put up for sale.

The grade II listed fort was built in the Victorian period to provide defence for the Royal Dockyard.

Sitting on the crest of Barrack Hill, the Defensible Barracks has extensive views over the town and the Milford Haven waterway.

In 2009 the barracks was declared the second most endangered Victorian or Edwardian building in Britain.

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With planning permission for commercial development, the property has permission for a 56 bedroom hotel and for a coffee shop in the northeast battlement.

The winning bidder you would get a property that sits on almost 4 and a half acres of land, with some gardens that "have been landscaped to a fantastic standard."

Partly redeveloped, a portion of the property has been converted into modern apartments.

The barracks are said to have cost £75,000 to build, following the 'Star Fort' design initially proposed by Leonardo Da Vinci and is believed to be the last fortress built on this principle in Europe.

Auctioneers John Pye has listed a guide price of £600,000, half the £1.2m the property was listed with when it went up for sale last year.

The auction will take place on the auctioneer's website on January 23 - 24.

If you are thinking of owning this historic building pre-auction bids can be submitted now.

Visit johnpye.co.uk find out more.