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Gorse Bank and Townstyle

A Grade II Listed Building in Conwy, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2949 / 53°17'41"N

Longitude: -3.833 / 3°49'58"W

OS Eastings: 277927

OS Northings: 379116

OS Grid: SH779791

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZNB.ZL

Mapcode Global: WH654.3F1X

Plus Code: 9C5R75V8+XR

Entry Name: Gorse Bank and Townstyle

Listing Date: 8 October 1981

Last Amended: 5 May 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87438

Location: One of a pair of commercial buildings fronting the street opposite Deganwy Station.

County: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Community: Conwy

Locality: Deganwy

Built-Up Area: Llandudno Junction

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Late C19 shops with houses shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey, to which a cast-iron veranda was subsequently added. The veranda is shown in an early C20 photograph, when the houses still had sash windows.


One of a reflected pair of 2½-storey shop and houses, rusticated roughcast in the lower storey, rendered with imitation timber framing in the upper storey, under a slate roof with central brick stack to the front slope. Large 2-light shop windows flank a central recessed shop entrance (Café T'air and Townstyle) with half-glazed door. An outer half-glazed panel door, reached up stone steps, is the house entrance, beyond which is a doorway with boarded door under an overlight boarded up, opening to a passage leading to rear premises (No 129).
In the first floor is an outer window and inner oriel window, both. replaced in original openings, as is the gabled roof-dormer window.
A cast iron veranda of 6 bays spans Nos 131 (2 bays), 137 (3 bays) and 143 (1 bay). It has round posts, the lower parts fluted and with Corinthian capitals, foliage brackets incorporating rosettes, to a foliage openwork fascia and brattishing with corner finials. In the 3rd bay the fascia is in the form of an iron grille with '[D]EGANWY' in raised letters, above which is a crest and a panel with 'J E JONES'. The 6th bay has a similar crest but its original name panel has been removed.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as late C19 commercial buildings notable for the fine late C19 cast-iron veranda.

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  • II Sunnyside and Cafe T'air
    One of a pair of commercial buildings fronting the street opposite Deganwy Station.
  • II Venezia
    One of a pair of commercial buildings fronting the street opposite Deganwy Station.
  • II Deganwy Castle Hotel
    At R angles to the street and prominently sited between the main Llandudno road and railway.
  • II Brackenrigg
    Reached by a short drive on the E side of Gannock Park. Brackenrigg stands on the lower slopes directly below Deganwy Castle.
  • II* Church of All Saints
    Set against a steep hillside behind the seafront houses near Deganwy Pier, beyond a short lane off the A546.
  • II* Deganwy Castle
    Set across 2 steep hills known as The Fardre inland from the village, with panoramic view across Conwy, estuary, coastline and N Wales mountains.
  • II Coed y Castell
    Set back from the road approximately 200m NE of the junction with Gannock Road.
  • II Gates & gate piers at entrance to Coed y Castell
    Fronting the road on the W side of the house.

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