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The Plume of Feathers

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.856 / 51°51'21"N

Longitude: -4.307 / 4°18'25"W

OS Eastings: 241216

OS Northings: 220006

OS Grid: SN412200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T8B6

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.9MD1

Entry Name: The Plume of Feathers

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9588

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated opposite NE entrance to Quay Street, to rear of Guildhall.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Inn with mid to later C19 detail but marked on 1834 map. Marked as an inn on 1887 Ordnance Survey, and called the Plume of Feathers, at 5 St Mary's Street, in 1926 directory.

Exterior

Public house in painted roughcast, slate hipped close-eaved roof with red tiled ridges and red brick end stacks. Painted raised stucco surrounds to all openings, raised plinth and eaves band. Three storey, 3-window range with canted angle to left. Outer bays had 4-pane sashes, replaced since 1981 with hardwood imitations, centre blank windows, painted sills. Ground floor centre door with overlight, later C20 4-pane large window to left replacing a 3-light window with transoms, 4-pane window right. Cellar hatch under right window. Canted angle has window at ground floor and blank rectangular panel above. Right end wall is blank with raised chimneybreast.

Interior

Small 2-room ground floor with centre hall and dog-leg stair, right room very narrow with fireplace, left room larger.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a C19 inn retaining character (including internal layout) and for group value with other properties in St Mary's Street.

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