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The Masons Arms

A Grade II Listed Building in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.741 / 51°44'27"N

Longitude: -4.3069 / 4°18'24"W

OS Eastings: 240816

OS Northings: 207213

OS Grid: SN408072

Mapcode National: GBR GP.TD0H

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.9HGQ

Entry Name: The Masons Arms

Listing Date: 7 November 1980

Last Amended: 28 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11882

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated on W side of main road (A 484) N of centre of Kidwelly, in terraced row, some 120m N of Ferry Road junction.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Kidwelly

Community: Kidwelly (Cydweli)

Community: Kidwelly

Locality: Kidwelly/Cydweli

Built-Up Area: Kidwelly

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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C18 public house, possibly including earlier core. One of the last thatched roofs of S.W. Wales to have been consistently maintained. Old photographs show that the terraced row was continuous, the house to S demolished in C20.


Roughcast with thatched roof and end stacks, brick to left, rendered to right. Two storeys, the upper windows under eaves with thatch eyebrows over. Three-window range, door between second and third windows. Windows openings are narrow, C20 glazing to upper windows, ground floor hornless 12-pane sash to left, horned 4-pane sashes to centre and right. 4-panel door.
S end wall rebuilt in modern brick when adjoining house was demolished. Rear obscured by C20 full-length lean-to.


Ground floor wholly altered. Projecting chimneybreast at N end.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C18 public house with one of the last consistently-maintained thatched roof in the region.

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