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No 6 Lexden Terrace (Lexden House)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6715 / 51°40'17"N

Longitude: -4.6962 / 4°41'46"W

OS Eastings: 213661

OS Northings: 200413

OS Grid: SN136004

Mapcode National: GBR GF.7R8H

Mapcode Global: VH2PS.K75Y

Entry Name: No 6 Lexden Terrace (Lexden House)

Listing Date: 19 March 1951

Last Amended: 24 April 2008

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26349

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Lexden Terrace lies at a tangent to the E side of St Julian's Street, No 6, the farthest, is set back in a separate forecourt.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Community: Tenby

Built-Up Area: Tenby

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Lexden Terrace is the finest of the Tenby terraces. Nos 1-5 were built in 1843 to 1845; No 6, Lexden House, is slightly later, but complete by 1850.
Lexden House was built at No 6 Lexden Terrace by Rachel Williams, around 1848, and used as a lodging house. It was sold in 1867 to Charles Smith, a Llansamlet mine-owner and former sheriff of Glamorgan, who gave the house its present name. Smith also bought and demolished an adjacent property, improving access and gaining a garden. The house was bought in 1900 by Dr Edward Mansell Bryant, a surgeon and inventor, and stayed in the same family until 1991.

Exterior

The sixth house of a stuccoed terrace of 6 houses. Each house of 3 storeys and basement, 2 bays, flanked by giant Ionic pilasters on upper 2 floors, rising from band over ground floor. Extra pilaster between Nos 5 and 6, No 6 being slightly wider. Full entablature with moulded cornice and parapet, slate roofs and brick chimneys. Twelve-pane sashes to upper floors, ground floor openings not aligned on Nos 1-5, with door to left and tripartite sash to right with unusual glazing pattern of marginal panes around an elongated octagon. No 6 has channelled ground floor with the openings aligned, and door of 2 long panels with overlight traceried to match ground floor window, in panelled reveal. Porch up flight of 6 steps, of 2 stucco Ionic columns and C20 wood cornice (formerly a castellated stucco top). To left end wall of a small lean-to brick addition has a Tudor-arched door with studded cover strips.
Area is broader than those of other houses and has similar iron spearhead railings, similar also to those before Nos 1-3 Rock Houses and No 10 Bellevue, and to those to forecourt.
Left end wall of 5 apparent storeys has parapet between 2 brick stacks, 12-pane sash windows to top floor left, 2nd and 1st floors centre, ground floor and basement obscured by stuccoed large lean-to, with ground floor centre door with traceried overlight within. Lean-to has casement pair to top left, conservatory glazing to top centre, and 2 large cambered arched recesses to basement left and centre, the centre one with recessed half-glazed door. Small sash to right.
Rear has parapet, 2 12-pane sashes to 2nd floor, and first floor balcony with decorative cast-iron railings, pierced open-work uprights and lead tent awning. French windows within. Large conservatory to ground floor, rebuilt in 1990s.

Interior

Said to have particularly good interior including plaster groin vault to vestibule with engaged corner columns. Oval well stair with niches.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as part of the finest terrace in Tenby.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* No 5 Lexden Terrace
    Lexden Terrace lies at a tangent to the E side of St Julian's Street, the rear overlooking Castle Sands, all set back behind a forecourt wall.
  • II* No 4 Lexden Terrace
    Lexden Terrace lies at a tangent to the E side of St Julian's Street, the rear overlooking Castle Sands, all set back behind a forecourt wall.
  • II* No 3 Lexden Terrace
    Lexden Terrace lies at a tangent to the E side of St Julian's Street, the rear overlooking Castle Sands, all set back behind a forecourt wall.
  • II Forecourt wall and piers to Nos 1-5 Lexden Terrace and rails to No 6
    Following the street line in front of Lexden Terrace on the E side of St Julian's Street, the piers on the S end.
  • II* No 2 Lexden Terrace
    Lexden Terrace lies at a tangent to the E side of St Julian's Street, the rear overlooking Castle Sands, all set back behind a forecourt wall.
  • II Seagarth
    On the E side of St Julian's Street some 30m S of the junction with Bridge Street.
  • II* No 1 Lexden Terrace, including area railings
    Lexden Terrace lies at a tangent to the E side of St Julian's Street, the rear overlooking Castle Sands, all set back behind a forecourt wall.
  • II Harbourside
    Situated on the W side of St Julian's Street next to Albert View and opposite Lexden Terrace.

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