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Oak House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9942 / 51°59'39"N

Longitude: -3.7956 / 3°47'44"W

OS Eastings: 276810

OS Northings: 234382

OS Grid: SN768343

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.JH56

Mapcode Global: VH5F3.548L

Entry Name: Oak House

Listing Date: 18 June 2004

Last Amended: 18 June 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82896

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated on corner of High Street and Stone Street facing former Market Hall.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llandovery (Llanymddyfri)

Community: Llandovery

Built-Up Area: Llandovery

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Commercial premises with accommodation over, late C19 in late Georgian style. No 2, known as Oak House and No 4 were built on the yard of the Three Horseshoes inn (No 6) sold in 1882, and building by J James of Penygawse 12 High Street took place after 1883. Oak House was occupied by Henry Davies grocer in the 1890s and Daniel Jenkins confectioner in 1926.

Exterior

House and shop, 3 storeys, 4 bays with slate deep-eaved roof, hipped to left, but joined at canted angle to No 4 to right, with black brick right stack. Brackets to flat eaves. Large painted roughcast facade with raised plinth, big raised angle strips, 4 horned 4-pane sashes to each upper floor and one similar window to ground floor right now with fixed plate glass. Half-glazed door in second bay from right and broad shop-window of 3 plate glass panes in left 2 bays, with fascia and dentil cornice across over window and door. Left end wall to Water Street has 4-pane sash to first and second floors on left. Lower rear NE wing.

Interior

Ground floor wholly altered as shop.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a large building of late C19 date though still conforming to late Georgian style of the principal buildings of the town, on prominent corner site.

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