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A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8563 / 51°51'22"N

Longitude: -4.3083 / 4°18'29"W

OS Eastings: 241129

OS Northings: 220037

OS Grid: SN411200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T807

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.8LQV

Entry Name: 1

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9424

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated close to the junction with Dark Gate.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Community: Carmarthen

Built-Up Area: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Early to mid-C19 former Half Moon hotel, which later included the former Nags Head in Nos 8-9 Dark Gate adjoining. The hotel was established in 1806, and the Nags Head became the bar and spirit stores. Marked on Wood's map of 1834. Run by William Bright, then Mrs Bright to 1884, then her son-in-law Henry Cadle. In 1884 Mrs. C. M. Cadle listed as landlady, and in 1914 Mrs. Margaret Ann Askin. Used as YMCA during 1914-18 war. In 1926 premises of Lloyd & Thomas, estate agents. A restaurant in 1981. Since 1981 converted to flats with rear access and removal of interior features, also new shop front.


Former hotel, now flats over commercial premises. Three storeys with slate close-eaved roof and modern brick stack to left. Painted stucco 3-bay front with 12-pane horned sash windows on upper floors, in openings with thin stuccoed surrounds, narrow bands at sill levels. On ground floor, modern window in timber casing, in old opening, to left; modern shop front to centre and right, with centre door and shop-window of 4 long panes all in timber casing with pilasters and fascia.
Rear altered in late C20 has flat-roofed ground floor addition and metal stairs to upper floor flats, 2 doors each floor.


In 1981 a contemporary staircase with the balusters covered over and with slender turned newels was noted, removed during conversion to flats.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial late Georgian building, retaining some characteristic external detail, prominently set on a main crossroads.

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