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The Bunch of Grapes Inn

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0393 / 52°2'21"N

Longitude: -4.4672 / 4°28'2"W

OS Eastings: 230874

OS Northings: 240748

OS Grid: SN308407

Mapcode National: GBR D7.FQL4

Mapcode Global: VH3KM.J06J

Entry Name: The Bunch of Grapes Inn

Listing Date: 5 August 1991

Last Amended: 5 August 1991

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9692

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated at upper end of street, prominently canted to face towards bridge.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Newcastle Emlyn (Castellnewydd Emlyn)

Community: Newcastle Emlyn

Built-Up Area: Newcastle Emlyn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Probably late C17 or early C18 substantial house, front altered in early C19.


Colourwashed roughcast with steep-pitched slate roof and stone end-wall stacks. Large 2-storey, 3-window range of widely spaced 12-pane sashes with late C19 raised stucco labels and slate sills. Ground floor has larger sash to left, centre 4-panel door with arch-headed upper panels and blocked overlight and early to mid C20 5-pane bow-window to right. Ground floor windows not aligned with those above. SW rear wing, rendered with stone end stack.


Interior: fine scarfed cruck oak roof of considerable scale extending for 5-bays on front range and a further 4 to rear. Pegged collars and double purlins. Full height dog-leg stair behind front range with heavy closed and pulvinated string, turned balusters and moulded thick rail. One 4-panel door at first floor level and others said to be covered over. Ground floor has heavy cross beams through front and rear ranges and large timber-lintel fireplace at rear of rear range. Altered fireplaces in front range, that to N has blank window recesses each side.

Reasons for Listing

A remarkable roof and staircase from a period when substantial town buildings are rare in west Wales, and of a quality exceptional in the region.

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