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Richards Newsagents, Caernarfon

Description: Richards Newsagents

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 May 1968
Cadw Building ID: 26519

OS Grid Coordinates: 247903, 362708
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1395, -4.2741

Location: 23 Castle Square, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55, UK LL55 2NF

Locality: Caernarfon
County: Gwynedd
Country: Wales
Postcode: LL55 2NF

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Listing Text

Location
In a prominently sited row of frontages on Castle Square.

History
Late C18 or early and first shown on the 1810 town plan. Nos 5 and 6 Castle Square were originally a single property and are shown as such on the 1834 and 1852 town plans, but its present sudivision occurred in the third quarter of the C19 when the building was adapted to commercial use, and is shown on the 1888 Ordnance Survey. The present frontages date from the time of subdivision. In 1895 No 5 was a saddlery.

Interior

Exterior

Reason for Listing
Listed for its retention of late C19 commercial character in a late Georgian terrace, and with other associated listed items for its contribution to the setting of Caernarfon Castle.

References
Gwynedd Record Office, XM maps 1398/1, plan of Caernarfon, 1810;
Ordnance Survey, Carnarvon town sheet XV.4.13, 1888, scale 1:500;
Humphreys, H, Plan of the Town of Caernarvon, 1852;
Slater's Directory of North Wales, 1895, p 121;
Wood, John, Plan of the Town of Caernarvon, 1834.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Notes:
In a prominently sited row of frontages on Castle Square.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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