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Nos.33 & 34 King Street,,,,,dyfed,

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8578 / 51°51'28"N

Longitude: -4.3039 / 4°18'13"W

OS Eastings: 241439

OS Northings: 220202

OS Grid: SN414202

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T342

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.CK2N

Entry Name: Nos.33 & 34 King Street,,,,,dyfed,

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9466

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated some 5m from junction with Little Water Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

House and shop possibly C18 and built as a pair with no 34, but facades altered in the late C19. A part of the medieval town wall of 1415 is incorporated into the cellar wall between Nos 33 and 34. Occupied in 1884 by Mrs. Emma Whitney, grocer and in 1914 and 1926 by Charles H Carpenter, bookseller and stationer. In 2002 a newsagents.

Exterior

House and shop, 2 storeys, 2 bays with imitation slate close-eaved roof and red brick chimney to right. Painted C20 roughcast cladding, 4-pane horned sash windows on first floor and probably early 20 shop front on ground floor. Two 2-pane windows with central recessed half-glazed C20 door with overlight. Plain C20 casing.

Interior

In the cellar, accessible only from No 34 there is a wall of stone rubble running down the party wall, some 2.8m thick, on the line of the medieval town wall of which it probably forms a part.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a simple late C19 commercial building with earlier origins and for the medieval wall in basement party wall. Group value.

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