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The Market Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.2559 / 53°15'21"N

Longitude: -4.3111 / 4°18'39"W

OS Eastings: 245923

OS Northings: 375703

OS Grid: SH459757

Mapcode National: GBR HNQ3.3YR

Mapcode Global: WH42T.RF89

Entry Name: The Market Hotel

Listing Date: 16 October 1998

Last Amended: 16 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20549

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located on the N side of Bulkeley Square, directly opposite the Bull Hotel.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Community: Llangefni

Built-Up Area: Llangefni

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Early C20 public house and hotel built on the site of a mid C19 building, which had been erected during the development of Llangefni as county town. The Market Hotel is first recorded, as the Market Vaults, in the Bennets Trade directory of 1933.


Early C20 public house and hotel with principal elevation facing Bulkeley Square to the N. Free style, two-storeys with attics, 3-bay frontage, the ground floor faced with red brick, Flemish bond, with rounded sills; the 1st and attic storeys smooth rendered. Mansard roof, with projecting eaves, of slates laid to diminishing courses, with 3 intricately shaped gabled dormers and brick gable stacks with coping. The ground floor has triparite windows in the central and right hand (W) bays; horned sashes of small paned lights, the central lights 20-paned, flanking lights 10-paned. The main entrance is between the 2 bays, and has a simple canopy hood on shaped brackets; 2 doorways in the left (E) bay lead to the 1st floor accommodation and to the rear courtyard. The 1st floor windows to each bay are similarly detailed lights in slightly canted oriels, a 20-paned sash above the main entrance doorway. The attic storey has 3 gabled dormers, the central dormer wider and slightly taller than those of the flanking bays, all have intricately shaped heads. The central dormer has 3 windows with small panes to the upper lights only, the flanking dormers have similarly detailed paired windows. The brewery crest above the central window in the central dormer; the name of the establishment in lettering above the main doorway and the sign hung on an iron bracket right of the 1st floor window of the central bay.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of an inter-war purpose-designed town pub, retaining original detail externally and forming part of a group in the centre of the town.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Town Clock
    Set directly in front of the Town Hall, at the S side of Bulkeley Square in the centre of Llangefni.
  • II The Bull Hotel, including stable courtyard to rear.
    Located at the SW corner of Bulkeley Square with side elevation to Glanhwfa Road.
  • II Town Hall
    Located at the S side of Bulkeley Square, and set back from the main street in the centre of Llangefni; c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II Doldir
    About half way down the road, to N (L) of Capel Moriah.
  • II* Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel including forecourt wall and gates
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road. The chapel is located directly N of the Shire Hall and is c.400m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.
  • II War memorial in front of the Shire Hall
    Set back from the E side of Glanhwfa Road, within a semi-circular enclosure to the R side of the entrance gates directly in front of the Shire Hall.
  • II County Court
    Set back slightly from the W side of Glanhwfa Road, directly opposite the War Memorial to the front of the Shire Hall.
  • II Shire Hall
    Set back, behind a railed forecourt encompassing the war memorial, from the E side of the A5114 Glanhwfa Road; c.450m SSE of the church of St. Cyngar.

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