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Ball Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7671 / 51°46'1"N

Longitude: -4.4623 / 4°27'44"W

OS Eastings: 230190

OS Northings: 210475

OS Grid: SN301104

Mapcode National: GBR D7.ZZRR

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.LVT5

Entry Name: Ball Court

Listing Date: 25 September 1986

Last Amended: 25 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9668

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Beside the foreshore facing NE; below Gosport House.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)

Community: Laugharne Township

Built-Up Area: Laugharne

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Former warehouse dating from the period when Laugharne was a commercial port, name derives from its subsequent use as a ball court.

Possibly the storehouse described in 1925 as "in complete ruin".


Mid C19 (not on 1834 survey map but listed on 1842 Tithe Map as store house). Ruined 4-storey, 5-bay rubble structure long since disused. Right hand bay advanced and gabled formerly with lower pitched roof forward extension (as shown on modern OS map). Brick voussoir lintels to square headed openings.

Prominent structure in the general views of Laugharne foreshore.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gosport House
    On a bend in the road enclosed behind rubble boundary wall; ground falls away steeply to rear.
  • 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 Gazebo in grounds of Laugharne Castle
    Situated on the SE edge of the castle grounds high above the foreshore.
  • I Laugharne Castle
    On an elevated coastal site near the town Hall, reached by path in front of Castle House.
  • 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.

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