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NO.26 Cowell Street, Dyfed

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.6816 / 51°40'53"N

Longitude: -4.162 / 4°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 250625

OS Northings: 200308

OS Grid: SN506003

Mapcode National: GBR GS.V288

Mapcode Global: VH3MB.TZ2R

Plus Code: 9C3QMRJQ+J5

Entry Name: NO.26 Cowell Street, Dyfed

Listing Date: 12 March 1992

Last Amended: 12 March 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11902

Building Class: Commercial

ID on this website: 300011902

Location: Situated in terraced group on curved corner of Stepney Street and Cowell Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanelli

Community: Llanelli

Built-Up Area: Llanelli

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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1890 former banking premises by Wilson and Moxham of Swansea. Ornate 'Queen Anne' style in red brick with extensive tile-hanging, plain-tile roofs with red brick stacks. Two and a half storeys, slightly cambered front with big off-centre overhanging gable.


Ground floor is almost entirely destroyed to No 26 (the former South Wales Union Bank premises) but most of narrow shopfront to right (No 24) survives with pilaster piers and curved glass shopwindow. Former elliptical arch above may survive under C20 fascia. Old photographs show a highly ornate 2-bay centre with panelled piers, elliptical arched windows and moulded frieze, probably in glazed or semi-glazed tile. To right was shopfront, much as survives, and to left was matching narrower arched doorway to bank of which nothing survives.

Upper floors have centre piece of first floor oriel window set between centre pair of 4 very ornate carved timber brackets carrying carved and painted timber frieze, then tile-hung second floor and attic, each with 2 windows, coved plaster cornice over second floor and keyed roundel in attic gable. First floor is roughcast and oriel is of late C17 vernacular type, essentially a Venetian window but with top-lights to outer lights, and all with very small panes. This same window type is repeated on second floor but smaller and flush, while attic has small-paned casement pairs each with a double-curved pediment. Apex roundel had glazing bars and floral festoon decoration originally. Gable bargeboards and metal sunflower finial. Side bays are varied, the right bay has one window each floor similar to those on second floor of centre, coved eaves, and a small-paned flat dormer in roof, while narrow left bay has 2-storey canted oriel continued up to belvedere turret with octagonal tiled roof and sunflower finial. Oriel has small-paned windows with top-lights to 2 main floors, tile-hanging, and turret has arch-headed small-paned windows to 3 sides, moulded timber cornice and bell-cast steep tiled roof.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite damaged ground floor as unusual and fine example of 'Queen Anne' style.

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