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Latitude: 52.0088 / 52°0'31"N
Longitude: -4.0116 / 4°0'41"W
OS Eastings: 262028
OS Northings: 236398
OS Grid: SN620363
Mapcode National: GBR DV.HPKP
Mapcode Global: VH4HB.FR2X
Entry Name: Castle Green including Front Railings and Gate
Listing Date: 8 July 1966
Last Amended: 26 May 1995
Source ID: 10950
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated in village centre S of Castle Terrace opposite the Angle Inn.
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
Important gentleman’s residence of c1845. First mentioned on 1851 census as occupied by Morgan Jones, "landed proprietor", aged 34. Presumably he was the builder.
c1845. Two storey wide stuccoed front with scored lines imitating ashlar. Hipped slate roof, rendered end chimney, both reduced in size. Low plinth. Symmetrical 5-window front; 12-pane hornless sashes, moulded architraves, cut stone sills corbelled to first floor with continuous sill-course. Raised angle quoins above grooved pier strips. Central wooden portico; Doric columns, entablature blocks with triglyphs and open triangular pediment. Elliptically headed doorway, raised and fielded panelling to reveals. Six-panelled door, fanlight with simple radiating glazing.
Two ground floor windows to left end as front, 4-pane sash above with similar surround.
Rubble colourwashed rear with 2-storey later C19 extension to right. Central long stairwell sash, 9-pane over 6; hornless. Windows to both storeys on left, both 12-pane hornless sashes with cambered stone voussoired heads. Boarded door to extension, 12-pane hornless sash to right with concrete lintel, 4-pane sash above. Small rubble lean-tos below stair window and to extreme left.
Fine early C19 cast iron railings to front swept up to elaborate central cast iron hand-gate.
Slightly curving early C19 stick-baluster staircase, decorative tread-ends, handrail scrolled around plain newel. Six panel doors to ground floor; raised and fielded panels. Good plasterwork to hall: bracketed cornice and corbelled segmental arch before stair-lobby. Full-height stairwell with bracketed cornice and roundel with inset plaster rose. Plasterwork in other rooms.
Excellent early Victorian gentleman’s farmhouse, well restored and maintained.
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