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,5,Victoria Place,,Haverfordwest,,SA61 2JX

A Grade II Listed Building in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.802 / 51°48'7"N

Longitude: -4.9681 / 4°58'5"W

OS Eastings: 195453

OS Northings: 215646

OS Grid: SM954156

Mapcode National: GBR CL.XLCG

Mapcode Global: VH1RD.TZY0

Entry Name: ,5,Victoria Place,,Haverfordwest,,SA61 2JX

Listing Date: 1 July 1974

Last Amended: 30 November 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87073

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in terraced row Nos 1-17 Victoria Place.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd)

Community: Haverfordwest

Built-Up Area: Haverfordwest

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Part of a development at the entrance of the town by William Owen including the New Bridge and two terraces facing each other, now Nos 1 to 17 Victoria Place, completed in 1839. Part of the terrace, especially the eastern end, may date from before then. (See early C19 prints). The town improvements began as a result of a special Act of Parliament of 1835, but the terraces were named in commemoration of the accession of Queen Victoria in June 1837. The N terrace is plainer than that on the S which is of 19 bays with giant pilasters framing narrow alternate bays with arched doorways. Houses are mostly two-bay with narrow entrance bay to right, but No 1 differs, with canted corner to Quay St. No 7, Lloyds Bank, was two houses, much altered in 1893. No 9 was the centre with the date plaque 1839. Nos 15 and 17 are joined, No 17 with a chamfered corner and elevation to the river.
No 5 has a plaque recording it as the early home of Augustus John, born 1878 to Edwin John, solicitor, but it is suggested that this is an error for No 7. In 1926 it was occupied by Edwyn Arthur John, bookseller.

Exterior

Terraced house, now commercial premises, painted stucco, with slate roof behind parapet and red brick left end stack. Three storeys, two-bay front with giant pilasters framing narrow right bay (left pilaster actually part of No 3). Pilasters have simple stepped caps and plinths. Entablature over with deep frieze and simple cornice, broken forward over right bay, parapet over, also broken forward. Windows are sashes with narrow marginal panes: narrower to the entrance bay and longer on the first floor than above. Ground floor main bay has large square shop window of 16 fixed panes and narrower window (former door) of 8-panes to right. To the left, the arched house entry with marginal glazing to radiating bar fanlight, and modern six-panel part-glazed door.
Blue plaque on pier to left of door recording that the painter Augustus John was born here in 1878 and lived here until he was five.

Interior

Ground floor altered.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as part of a good classical stuccoed terrace, Nos 1-17 Victoria Place.

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