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,9-10,Castle Ditch,Walled town,Caernarfon,,LL55 2AY

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1398 / 53°8'23"N

Longitude: -4.2764 / 4°16'35"W

OS Eastings: 247826

OS Northings: 362716

OS Grid: SH478627

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.6CMT

Mapcode Global: WH43F.8BVS

Entry Name: ,9-10,Castle Ditch,Walled town,Caernarfon,,LL55 2AY

Listing Date: 22 May 1967

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26532

Building Class: Commercial

Location: In a row of frontages directly opposite Caernarfon Castle.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Locality: Walled town

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown as a pair of late C18 or early C19 houses, on the 1834 town plan. They formerly had railings in front of basement steps, which are shown on the 1888 Ordnance Survey, by which time the houses had probably been converted as business premises. No 9 was the office of the Arvon Model Building Society in 1895. The railings were removed mid C20 when a new shop front was built out over the original basement steps.


Originally 2 premises, designed to read as one, comprising Georgian house and shop of 3 storeys and 3 bays, of scribed roughcast walls, slate roof and brick stack to the L. In the lower storey is a well-detailed mid C20 shop front projection (continuous with No 11), which has wood-mullioned and transomed windows and a dentilled cornice. In the middle storey are renewed 12-pane horned sash windows in architraves, with similar 9-pane sashes in the upper storey. The upper storey windows have a sill band.

The rear wall is roughcast, and has a narrow 2-pane sash window to the centre in the middle storey.


No 9 retains original stairs at the rear in a series of parallel flights. Beneath the projecting shop fronts are basement steps, with surviving basement sash window to No 9, leading to segmental brick-vaulted chambers, with limewashed walls and cobbled floors, beneath the pavement.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine simple late Georgian building, retaining good detail, in the context of a town-centre terrace; with other associated listed items it contributes to the setting of Caernarfon Castle.

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