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Gainsford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7715 / 51°46'17"N

Longitude: -4.4627 / 4°27'45"W

OS Eastings: 230177

OS Northings: 210962

OS Grid: SN301109

Mapcode National: GBR D7.ZRNW

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.LQLT

Entry Name: Gainsford House

Listing Date: 25 September 1986

Last Amended: 25 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9642

Building Class: Commercial

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)

Community: Laugharne Township

Built-Up Area: Laugharne

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

The adjoining Post Office was formerly the stores to Gainsford House with later alterations and no longer of special interest.

Exterior

Later C19, built by the local David family, became a hotel and then a chemist in early C20. Victoria Gothic (? stype of J P Seddon) 2-storey, 5-window bull-nosed rubble (said to be cornish stone) front with freestone window dressings; rusticated quoins and plinth. Slate roof, brick and rubble chimney stacks and bracket eaves. Tripartite horned sash windows with depressed arched heads and brick banded voussoir lintels to 1st floor; steeper pointed arched heads to ground floor right with rubble voussoirs; similar treatment to central 6-panel door entrance. Shop front to left with paired semi-circular headed lights flanking pointed arched half-glazed entrance.

Reasons for Listing

Group value.

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