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No.60 King Street,,,,,dyfed,

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8565 / 51°51'23"N

Longitude: -4.3059 / 4°18'21"W

OS Eastings: 241292

OS Northings: 220057

OS Grid: SN412200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T8KQ

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.9LZP

Entry Name: No.60 King Street,,,,,dyfed,

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9473

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated opposite entrance to Queen Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Late C18 brick fronted house with similarities to No 46 King Street. The residence of the Rev. David Charles (1762-1834) Calvinistic Methodist minister, ropemaker, paper-mill owner and author of notable hymns including O fryniau Caersalem, listed in King Street in 1819, and subsequently his son David Charles Jr, ropemaker and builder, until c1862. In 1884 occupied by Charles Jones, hairdresser, and in 1914 and 1926, John Davies & Son, drapers.

Exterior

House now shop with accommodation above, painted brick with parapet and slate pyramid close-eaved roof. Three storeys, 3-bays with large painted stone or stucco voussoirs and keystones to upper floor openings with hornless sashes. Nine-pane sashes on 2nd floor, 12-pane on 1st floor. Window spacing is uneven, with closer spacing between centre and right bays. Late C20 timber shopfront with door in centre and house door to right, all in casing of outer pilasters, fascia and cornice. Rear roof is hipped, 2 horizontal windows to attic, 2 12-pane to first floor.

Interior

Ground floor shop entirely altered. In 1981 there were fielded panelled doors and earlier C19 elliptical staircase with straight balusters, apparently removed.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a late C18 Georgian town house, retaining its brick frontage.

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