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No 8, including front garden wall, gate and railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8589 / 51°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2985 / 4°17'54"W

OS Eastings: 241814

OS Northings: 220305

OS Grid: SN418203

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T4FL

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.FJXV

Entry Name: No 8, including front garden wall, gate and railings

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82190

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated the fourth house in terrace of 5, SW of Penuel Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Community: Carmarthen

Built-Up Area: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Terrace house, part of matching pair of terraces Nos 1-4 and 5-8 The Esplanade, probably built from 1879, the date on deeds to No 4. Three newly built houses called 1-3 East Parade were advertised in 1879, and in 1881 Mr Hutchings the town surveyor said to a council meeting that he had drawn out plans for Mr Ellis the contractor for new houses on the Parade, but merely to help them get the plans passed, he had not supervised the building. The intersecting oval railings with matching gates were made by Thomas & Clement of Llanelli except for the last on Nos 8-9, similar but by T. Jones of Carmarthen.
No 8 occupied by William Rees retired bookseller c1891-98, by Mrs Stretton 1926.


Terrace house, painted stucco with low-pitched slate roof and red brick chimney stack to left. Deep eaves with paired deep brackets interrupted by window heads. Each house of 2 bays, 2 storeys. First floor has drip course stepping over windows, sill band, terrace originally had tripartite 2-2-2-pane sash window to left, and 2-pane hornless sash to right. On ground floor canted bay window to left with 2-2-2-pane horned sashes, with thin raised piers with console brackets flanking each window, banded frieze and deep cornice, all broken forward over piers. All windows now replaced in Upvc. To right doorcase with arched panels to piers, console brackets and cornice. Four-panel door, original replaced and rectangular overlight. Steep flight of steps down to pavement.
Low front garden wall of dressed stone and with cast iron coping and cast iron railings of interlocking ovals, with finials. Cast-iron baluster-type gate posts with ball finials and gate similar to railings but with pattern break at lock rail.
Matching iron railings stepped up to right of path to front door.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite loss of windows as part of an unusually architectural later C19 pair of terraces, characterising the architecturally ambitious expansion of the town in the later C19.

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