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Gosport House

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7668 / 51°46'0"N

Longitude: -4.4626 / 4°27'45"W

OS Eastings: 230165

OS Northings: 210437

OS Grid: SN301104

Mapcode National: GBR D7.ZZP8

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.LVNG

Entry Name: Gosport House

Listing Date: 25 September 1986

Last Amended: 25 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9629

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On a bend in the road enclosed behind rubble boundary wall; ground falls away steeply to rear.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)

Community: Laugharne Township

Built-Up Area: Laugharne

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Z-plan, 2-storey structure with C17 origins, subsequent decay and early C20 reconstruction. Vandyck and Cromwell are believed to have stayed here, the latter to watch the siege of the castle.


Rubble masonry, modern roof, wide eaves, 3 brick chimney stacks and 1 large rubble stack to W end wall. Paired casement windows with leaded lights to all ranges with cambered brick voussoirs to N end; swept roof dormers to W range. Vertical joint suggests E range to be a different period. Modern extension to and modern porch with 6-panel door at angle between main and W ranges.

Rubble wall with brick voussoired pointed arch entrance adjoins rubble chimney breast and runs S to iron gate entry into stable courtyard.


Interior retains probably earlier C17 seven-well plain plaster ceiling with roll moulding to beam edges; deep windows splays.

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  • II Ball Court
    Beside the foreshore facing NE; below Gosport House.
  • II Strand House
    Beside the foreshore facing E, set back behind rubble walls and reached by driveway with iron gates.
  • II The Strand
    Beside the foreshore facing E; front set back behind rubble walls.
  • II Boundry Wall to Island House
    Continuous wall forming an almost square enclosure to the N corner of which lies Island House with its adjoining garage.
  • II Cross, The Grist
    At the western end of a broad tarmac area close to the foreshore.
  • II* Island House
    In the lower part of the town, below and west of the castle, on the SE side of the street, close to the River Coran.
  • I Laugharne Castle
    On an elevated coastal site near the town Hall, reached by path in front of Castle House.
  • II Gazebo in grounds of Laugharne Castle
    Situated on the SE edge of the castle grounds high above the foreshore.

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