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Avellanau House

A Grade II Listed Building in Merlin's Bridge, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7873 / 51°47'14"N

Longitude: -4.9802 / 4°58'48"W

OS Eastings: 194548

OS Northings: 214047

OS Grid: SM945140

Mapcode National: GBR CK.YPC1

Mapcode Global: VH1RL.MBHQ

Plus Code: 9C3QQ2P9+WW

Entry Name: Avellanau House

Listing Date: 29 October 1987

Last Amended: 11 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13042

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Reached by a long curving driveway past Fir Tree Close; driveway entry adjoins S side of railway bridge.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Merlin's Bridge

Community: Merlin's Bridge

Built-Up Area: Haverfordwest

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Country house of 1845 by William Owen of Haverfordwest for William Evans, solicitor, of Haverfordwest. It became a county council childrens' home in the C20 and has been disused since c. 1998.


Country house, unpainted stucco with hipped slate roofs and deep flat eaves. Stuccoed chimneys. Two main facades, that to N of 2-1-2 bays, projecting pedimented centre with similar eaves, raised plinth, band and stepped eaves band. Hornless 12-pane sashes with slate sills, all boarded over (2003), the ground floor second one lengthened as door. Ground floor centre plain canted bay with flat roof and 3 boarded smaller windows.
Entrance front of 4-bays has same horizontal mouldings and 12-pane sashes, door in second bay set slightly right of window above and centre 2 bays within a 3-bay classical portico. This has Roman Doric columns, the centre bay wider, the outer columns paired with square piers, and piers have pilaster responds. Triglyph frieze and deep cornice. Four rendered steps up. Broad doorway boarded over (2003), doors and side-lights concealed. Hipped deep eaved roof. S side is plainer, hipped projection to left is similar to other fronts with one 12-pane sash each floor, then 3-bay range to right with plinth only. This has arched stair light to left over plain flat-roofed porch in angle (over steps down to basement), then other 2 bays have sashes in three storeys, the upper ones breaking eaves under catslide roofs. Rear has twin hipped roofs with valley between. Attached walls enclose a small rear service court. The two principal chimneys are on the ridges of the two rear roofs, just behind entrance front range.


Interior inaccessible at time of survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early Victorian country house in classical style which retains its overall character.

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