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The Boat House

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7722 / 51°46'20"N

Longitude: -4.4561 / 4°27'22"W

OS Eastings: 230634

OS Northings: 211026

OS Grid: SN306110

Mapcode National: GBR D8.ZFBR

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.QQ28

Entry Name: The Boat House

Listing Date: 10 July 1968

Last Amended: 25 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9627

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house, above and at right angles to the foreshore with revetment wall to NW end; reached by modern staircase. The tool-shed, on the cliff edge SW of the house.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)

Community: Laugharne Township

Built-Up Area: Laugharne

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Originally a boat building and repair centre from May 1949. From May 1949 until his death in 1953 it was the home of Dylan Thomas, bought for him by Margaret Taylor for £2,500; he called it his sea-shaken house on a breakneck of rocks".

Exterior

Early C19 (known to have existed by 1834) with alterations in 1889. 2-storey, 3-2window rendered front with plinth; slate roof and brick end chimney stacks. Small-pane sash windows with margins flanking fixed paired light window over boarded door. Casement windows to 3-storey rear with outside staircase and verandah.

Single-storey pitched roof and vertically boarded shed with casement windows and double doors to W end. Interior retained as Dylan Thomas kept it; he called it his "water and tree room on the cliff". Originally built as a garage for Laugharne - first car.

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