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Dylan Thomas's tool-shed Study

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7719 / 51°46'18"N

Longitude: -4.4571 / 4°27'25"W

OS Eastings: 230568

OS Northings: 210987

OS Grid: SN305109

Mapcode National: GBR D8.ZF49

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.PQLK

Entry Name: Dylan Thomas's tool-shed Study

Listing Date: 10 July 1968

Last Amended: 25 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9628

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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".

Early C19 (known to have existed by 1834) with alterations in 1889.

Exterior

The house, above and at right angles to the foreshore with revetment wall to NW end; reached by modern staircase.

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

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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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Boat House
    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.
  • II Victoria House
    Set in a continuous row of frontages, stepped up from adjoining houses.
  • II Sea View
    Set back from the road behind front garden at the corner leading to Victoria Street.
  • II The Pines including Oriel Evans Bookshop
    In a continuous row of fronages, Elm House stepped up to the right.
  • II Elm House
    Set in a continuous row of frontages, stepped up from The Pines to left.
  • II Exeter House including Oriel Evans Bokshop
    In a continuous row of fronages, Elm House stepped up to the right
  • II Brown's Hotel
    Set into a continuous row of frontages near the crossroads with Victoria Street.
  • II Telephone Call-box
    Midway along the street. On the pavement in front of the Congregational Chapel.

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