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,3,Market Street,Walled town,Caernarfon,GWYNEDD,LL55 1RT

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.141 / 53°8'27"N

Longitude: -4.2769 / 4°16'36"W

OS Eastings: 247800

OS Northings: 362845

OS Grid: SH478628

Mapcode National: GBR 5H.65K6

Mapcode Global: WH43F.89NX

Entry Name: ,3,Market Street,Walled town,Caernarfon,GWYNEDD,LL55 1RT

Listing Date: 22 May 1967

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3891

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Adjoining the N side of the Conservative Club.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Locality: Walled town

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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A mid C18 house said to have formerly borne a rainwater head dated 1755. In the C19 it became the Drum Inn, the front was roughcast in the late C19. Converted to a surgery in the late C20.


A Georgian 2½ storey 3-window house of scribed roughcast wall and renewed slate roof. A central fielded-panel door has a plain overlight, and a doorcase with consoles and cornice, with lozenges inscribed in the pilasters. Windows are late C19 4-pane horned sashes in original openings. Gabled dormers incorporate small-pane opening lights.

The rendered rear elevation has a single-storey projection and 3 skylights.


The original plan form of central entrance hall with rooms to the R and L and stairs at the rear is still discernible but the plan is otherwise much altered. The full-height dog-leg stair has turned balusters and square newels.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its architectural interest as a house retaining Georgian external character and some internal detail, a relatively unusual survival of a house from before significant redevelopment of Caernarfon beginning in the late C18, and for its contribution to the historic integrity of the walled town.

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