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Emlyn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.801 / 51°48'3"N

Longitude: -4.9686 / 4°58'7"W

OS Eastings: 195410

OS Northings: 215539

OS Grid: SM954155

Mapcode National: GBR CL.XL7F

Mapcode Global: VH1RD.TZMR

Entry Name: Emlyn House

Listing Date: 1 July 1974

Last Amended: 30 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12126

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in terraced row Nos 27-33 Hill Lane.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd)

Community: Haverfordwest

Built-Up Area: Haverfordwest

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Terraced house, probably early C19, possibly late C18. The deeds refer to a sale in 1823, and may relate to a building or rebuilding date as at that point three properties, probably Nos 27-31 were sold to Richard Evans, shoemaker, and the deeds of No 29 refer to the same sale. Subsequent deeds 1856, 1861, 1895 sale by William Morris, draper, to Lewis Roberts. Occupied in 1901 by John Rees and in 1926 by D.J. Lloyd. Said, without evidence, to have been a town house of the Earls Cawdor of Stackpole, whose junior title was Viscount Emlyn. It was used as a hotel in the mid to later C20, with large rear addition, recently restored as single house 2005. The doorcase matches that on No 33 adjoining.


Terraced house, painted lined stucco with slate close-eaved roof. Three storeys and basement, two-window range of 12-pane hornless sashes to upper floors and tripartite 4-12-4-pane sash to ground floor left. Renewed slate sills. Doorcase with attached Ionic columns, entablature blocks with pulvinated frieze, and open pediment with small modillions. Arched doorway with renewed reveals, radiating-bar fanlight and renewed 6-panel door.
Basement vent to left. Rear has 12-pane sash to second floor over two-storey lean-to with moulded surround to first floor window. Attached to rear right is large C20 rear addition.


Entrance hall with staircase in line: continuous rail, scrolled at foot, square balusters, scrolled tread ends. Four flights. Ground floor front room has moulded cornice, Victorian fireplace and moulded elliptical-arched sideboard recess.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a house with late Georgian origins and some good internal detailing.

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