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Latitude: 51.802 / 51°48'7"N
Longitude: -4.9735 / 4°58'24"W
OS Eastings: 195078
OS Northings: 215669
OS Grid: SM950156
Mapcode National: GBR CK.XR0G
Mapcode Global: VH1RD.RY1Y
Entry Name: No 5 Spring Gardens including area railings
Listing Date: 1 July 1974
Last Amended: 30 November 2005
Source ID: 12023
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated at the NE end of stepped terrace SW of Bethesda Chapel.
Community: Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd)
Built-Up Area: Haverfordwest
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
End house of an unusual stepped castellated stuccoed terrace of 1839, known as Spring Gardens Terrace. Built for William Rees solicitor, probably to designs by William Owen, the terrace originally comprised six two-bay houses and one, No 9, of three bays. Nos 8 and 8a, two houses with a fine two-storey cast-iron veranda were owned by Rees.
Each house has a mansard roofed attic behind battlements, and the windows in a two-storey panel to right of the door bay (except for No 9 which has door between two such panels). They had full basements and the front doors are reached up steps over the basement areas. The heavy two-panel doors are similar to doors in Victoria Place, by Owen. No 5 is the best preserved house in the row (2005).
End-terrace house, unpainted stucco with slate mansard roof behind battlemented parapet and red brick right end stack. Two storeys, attic and basement, two bays. Right hand bay is set in a large square-headed recess which extends upwards from ground floor sill level. Attic windows hidden by parapet. Main windows are small-paned hornless sashes with margin lights and slate sills: narrow sash to first floor left over arched doorway with original door of two heavy panels under radiating-bar fanlight. Sunk panel has broader sash to first floor over very wide tripartite sash. Cambered-headed C20 basement door below with overlight. Renewed flight of eight broad stone steps up to door with C20 metal railings, replacing cast-iron scrolls.
To right are original spear-head area railings on low stone coping, curving round to right corner of house.
The right end wall is roughcast with 12-pane sash to right on ground and first floors and small arched basement window. To right a rear wing with door under long arched stairlight to left and 12-pane sash each floor to right. C20 added porch and C20 door within.
Interior not inspected.
Included for special architectural interest as part of Spring Gardens Terrace, one of the best terraced rows in the town.
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