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Knights Gone By (also known as Plas Fardre)

A Grade II Listed Building in Conwy, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2807 / 53°16'50"N

Longitude: -3.8265 / 3°49'35"W

OS Eastings: 278318

OS Northings: 377523

OS Grid: SH783775

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZQH.CP

Mapcode Global: WH654.6S3T

Entry Name: Knights Gone By (also known as Plas Fardre)

Listing Date: 6 May 1970

Last Amended: 5 May 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3261

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Set back on the N side of Castle Square, facing the small lane known as Porth Bach.

County: Conwy

Town: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Locality: Walled town

Built-Up Area: Conwy

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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A C19 former house shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey. Now a shop and apartments.


A 4-bay 3-storey house simple gothic character. Whitened scribed roughcast with smooth-rendered angle pilaster strips painted black, and steep slate roof with barge boards and pendant finials. The building has 3 gabled bays in its main range and a 4th bay set back on the L side. The symmetrical main range has a narrower central bay with half-glazed doors recessed and under an overlight, in a doorcase with moulded cornice and consoles framing a small painted fascia. It is flanked by 2-storey canted bay windows, each with replacement 2-light casements. Above the entrance the 1st floor has a 2-light casement window in a moulded architrave. The upper storey has eared architraves to shorter 2-light windows.
Set back to the L, the L-hand bay has a double-panelled door with overlight boarded up, in the angle with the main range. The 1st floor has a 2-light window with architrave similar to the front. The L gable end of this L bay has a tall small-pane window, and 2-light upper-storey window, both in architraves similar to the front. To the L of the bay, the gable end of the main range has a renewed panel door. The R gable end is altered, with 1-storey flat-roof projection, and inserted 2-light windows. The 3-window rear has replacement windows in earlier openings, and gables at the ends.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special architectural interest as a former house retaining definite C19 character and detail, and for its contribution to the historical townscape in a prominent position close to the castle and town wall.

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