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Ty Sidan

A Grade II* Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1406 / 53°8'26"N

Longitude: -4.277 / 4°16'37"W

OS Eastings: 247787

OS Northings: 362809

OS Grid: SH477628

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.65J7

Mapcode Global: WH43F.8BK5

Entry Name: Ty Sidan

Listing Date: 29 May 1968

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3873

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In a row of frontages near the W end of the street.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Locality: Walled town

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Probably 1768, the date on a rainwater head shared with the adjacent No 18, but remodelled in the early C19. In 1895 it was a fishmonger's shop.

Exterior

Georgian house and shop of scribed stucco and slate roof, tall and narrow 3 storey, 2-window range. Lower storey has an early C19 shop front, with panelled door under a small-pane overlight, and large small-pane hornless sash window to shop to right, below which the stallboard has an infilled cellar opening beneath a wooden lintel. The shop front is framed by reeded pilasters, plain fascia and moulded cornice. The upper storeys have windows recessed within round-headed arches, and below the sills are blank panels framed by pilasters. The hornless sash windows have Gothic glazing bars with unusual lozenge detail. The upper windows are shorter but have deeper panels below the sills. Above the upper-storey windows is a blank inscription panel below the eaves.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* as an C18 town house in a terraced street, with a fine early C19 frontage including an especially notable shop front, and for its contribution to the historic integrity of the walled town.

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