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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
Source ID: 9642
Building Class: Commercial
Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)
Community: Laugharne Township
Built-Up Area: Laugharne
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The adjoining Post Office was formerly the stores to Gainsford House with later alterations and no longer of special interest.
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.
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