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Macsen Restaurant

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1398 / 53°8'23"N

Longitude: -4.2748 / 4°16'29"W

OS Eastings: 247932

OS Northings: 362706

OS Grid: SH479627

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.6615

Mapcode Global: WH43F.9BMV

Plus Code: 9C5Q4PQG+W3

Entry Name: Macsen Restaurant

Listing Date: 31 March 1983

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3835

Building Class: Commercial

ID on this website: 300003835

Location: In a prominently sited row of frontages on Castle Square.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Late C18 or early C19 and first shown on the 1810 town plan. The present front is a remodelling of 1883 (date on building) and in 1895 was the People's Cafe Company.


A shop with dwelling above forming part a terrace. 3 storeys and 3 bays, of pebble-dashed front painted white, and replaced slate roof on corbelled eaves. The lower storey is late C20, but Italianate detail of 1883 is retained in the upper storeys. In the middle storey is a central 4-pane sash window flanked by similar but wider tripartite windows. Each window is framed by fluted architraves with segmental arches forming tympana, of which the outer have painted inscriptions while the central has '1883' in raised letters. The upper storey has eared architraves to 4-pane horned sashes. An arcaded frieze between lintels in the upper storey is continuous with No 10.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its retention of C19 commercial character in a late Georgian terrace and with other associated listed items for its contribution to the setting of Caernarfon Castle.

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