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Former Midland Bank,lammas Street,,,,,dyfed,

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8566 / 51°51'23"N

Longitude: -4.3105 / 4°18'37"W

OS Eastings: 240979

OS Northings: 220084

OS Grid: SN409200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T7GC

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.7LKK

Entry Name: Former Midland Bank,lammas Street,,,,,dyfed,

Listing Date: 14 September 1992

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9749

Building Class: Commercial

Location: At the eastern corner with Water Street, midway along Lammas Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Community: Carmarthen

Built-Up Area: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Former Midland Bank remodelled in 1904 by George Morgan. The left part of the site was the Garden Hotel, acquired by the North & South Wales Bank in 1904, amalgamated with the Midland Bank in 1908. The present building is in 2 matching sections, the main part, the 3-bay left section with the 7 bays to Water Street being the original and the 2 right bays to Lammas Street apparently refronted to match, possibly in the 1930s. A photograph of c.1914 suggests that even by then the bank occupied both parts, and a photograph of c.1923 shows the right hand part with a shop front that has a panelled stallriser and Midland Bank signs in the window. The photographs also show that between c.1914 and c.1923 the entrance was moved to the corner where it is today. Closed 1992, in 2002 premises of John Francis, estate agents.


Former bank building, English Baroque style. Two-storeys of red brick with Bath stone ground floor, and first floor dressings and balustrades. Slate roofs, hipped to left. Five bay front to Lammas Street divided 3 bays to left and added 2 bays to right, close-spaced and 7-bay left side to Water Street, virtually symmetrical with wider spaced bays. Windows in bays separated by pilasters on each floor with minor cornice over ground floor and full entablature with modillion cornice and balustraded parapet above. First floor windows are square headed in lugged ashlar surrounds with keystones and pediments, either curved or triangular, on console brackets. Triangular pediments to bays 1, 3, 4 and 5 on Lammas Street and 1, 4 and 7 on Water Street. Ashlar pilasters to angles of original Lammas Street 3 bays and to each side of the added 2 bays, also framing the outer bays of the Water Street front, otherwise brick pilasters with ashlar Ionic capitals and bases. Moulded sill course and deep horizontal band between ground and first floors but with balustrading between raised plinths only under outermost windows of both facades. Band formerly had Midland Bank lettering. The ground floor has rusticated pilasters over a high plinth broken forward at each pedestal. Arched windows with moulded heads, keystones and moulded imposts.
Horned sash windows to first floor with small-pane upper sashes; top-opening windows to front right. Ground floor fixed windows with 3-pane fanlights, except to front right; modern doors to entrances at left end of both front and side elevations. Pilasters to right end of both parts of the front have plaques reading: ''This pine end belongs to the house eastward''.


Ground floor banking hall altered in late C20.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an ambitious commercial design by G. Morgan & Son, elaborately detailed on a prominent corner site.

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