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,32,Victoria Street,,Tenby,,SA70 7DY

A Grade II Listed Building in Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6695 / 51°40'10"N

Longitude: -4.702 / 4°42'7"W

OS Eastings: 213248

OS Northings: 200202

OS Grid: SN132002

Mapcode National: GBR GF.7XBR

Mapcode Global: VH2PS.G92J

Entry Name: ,32,Victoria Street,,Tenby,,SA70 7DY

Listing Date: 28 March 2002

Last Amended: 28 March 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26431

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the E side of Victoria Street some 40m S of the junction with South Cliff Street.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Community: Tenby

Built-Up Area: Tenby

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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House of c1876, part of the building development on the South Cliff estate begun in 1864. The Victoria Street site with the W end of the Esplanade was called Ropewalk Fields and houses were building by 1872 when the Victoria Street had 10 houses in progress. The plots for Nos 29-33 were advertised in 1876. Built (and partly owned) by William Davies of Culver Park Tenby, builder. No 32 is notable as the childhood home of the artists Augustus and Gwen John, from 1884 when they moved from Haverfordwest after the death of their mother until 1895 when they went to the Slade art school in London. Augustus John describes the house, then called Victoria House, in his autobiography. Also notable as the house where Herbert M Vaughan wrote The South Wales Squires, published 1926. He was High Sheriff of Cardiganshire 1916-17.


Terraced house, painted stucco with slate roof behind parapet and rendered right end stack. Basement, 3 storeys and attic, 2 bays. Moulded coved cornice just under parapet coping, 2 dormers, 3-storey oriel window to right with 2-4-2-pane sashes and moulded timber cornices. Left has 4-pane sash each floor and recessed 2-panel door with big overlight in stuccoed doorcase with ornate consoles and heavy cornice. Three steps up with iron fleur de lys railings also extended along front to gate at right. Slate steps down to basement door and 2 sash windows.

Reasons for Listing

Included for close historical association with Augustus and Gwen John, two of Wales' most important artists.

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