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Courtenay's Bistro

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1388 / 53°8'19"N

Longitude: -4.2738 / 4°16'25"W

OS Eastings: 247999

OS Northings: 362596

OS Grid: SH479625

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.6696

Mapcode Global: WH43F.BC3L

Entry Name: Courtenay's Bistro

Listing Date: 29 May 1968

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3924

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In a terraced overlooking Slate Quay, at the junction with Little Chapel Street.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

7-9 Segontium Terrace was built in the early C19 probably as a single development and is shown on the 1810 and 1834 town maps, but the houses never had a unified design. 5-9 Segontium Terrace represents the early development of middle-class urban housing outside the town centre and the site was chosen for its view over the Afon Seiont at a time before the full development of Slate Quay as a port.

Exterior

A Georgian house of 3 storeys and 3 bays, with a rendered front and slate roof. Openings are offset to the L side. The central doorway has a doorcase with fluted pilasters, and plain consoles to an entablature. A fielded panel door has radial-glazed lights. The central bay has blind windows, while the outer bays have windows replaced in original openings and are shorter in the upper storey.

Iron railings in front of the basement steps have spear finials. In the basement is a small-pane window to the R and blocked opening to the L, and a doorway in the central bay. The rear wall is roughcast.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an ambitious urban development prominently sited above Slate Quay. Notwithstanding some loss of its original unified design, the terrace contributes to the strong Georgian tradition in Caernarfon and documents the growing prosperity of the town in the early C19 in the wake of the development of Caernarfon as a major N Wales port.

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