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Morfa House

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7371 / 51°44'13"N

Longitude: -4.3084 / 4°18'30"W

OS Eastings: 240703

OS Northings: 206792

OS Grid: SN407067

Mapcode National: GBR GP.BRMC

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.8LPN

Entry Name: Morfa House

Listing Date: 28 July 1998

Last Amended: 28 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20185

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in terraced row on main road (A 484) some 40m S of Kidwelly Bridge.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Kidwelly

Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)

Community: Kidwelly

Locality: Kidwelly/Cydweli

Built-Up Area: Kidwelly

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Early C19 house with later C19 shop front.


Pebbledash with slate roof and rendered end stacks. Three-storey, three-window range, off-set to left, with painted timber cornice and low parapet. Later C19 or C20 horned sashes, 4-pane square to upper floor, plate-glass to first floor, all with stone sills. Ground floor has fine Victorian painted timber shopfront with pilasters and overall entablature with cornice. Fascia lettering in raised capitals, painted to imitate marble: 'Morfa House' to left, and 'Chemist' to right. Pilasters frame house door to left, 4-panel with overlight, then three more pilasters frame shop door and window. Deeply recessed half-glazed shop door with overlight, aligned with centre windows above. Shop-window to right, 4-light with mid transom and elliptical-arched heads to lights. Pilaster between the shop window and shop door is broader than the others. Pilasters have plain stucco plinths and moulded caps.


Iron columns inside shop.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good late Georgian facade with rare complete Victorian shopfront.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Capel Sul
    Situated on W side of main road (A 484) prominently overlooking Kidwelly Bridge.
  • II Kidwelly Bridge/Pont Cydweli
    Situated on main road (A 484) crossing Gwendraeth Fach, between Bridge Street and New Street.
  • II Ruined Warehouse By Kidwelly Bridge
    Situated on E side of main road (A 484) overlooking NE end of Kidwelly Bridge.
  • II Castle Mill
    Situated on N bank of Gwendraeth Fach, some 100m E of Kidwelly Bridge, reached by lane running S from medieval town gatehouse.
  • II Kidwelly Town Hall
    Situated in centre of Kidwelly on corner of Lady Street and Causeway Street.
  • I Church of Saint Mary
    Situated in centre of Kidwelly in large walled churchyard.
  • II* The Town Gate
    Situated at SW end of Castle Street, some 130m WSW of Kidwelly Castle.
  • II Wall along S side of churchyard
    Situated on N side of Lady Street, between Parish Room and track to No 17 Lady Street.

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