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Gainsford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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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

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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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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