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Jims Barber Shop and 207

A Grade II Listed Building in Cwmamman, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8021 / 51°48'7"N

Longitude: -3.9092 / 3°54'33"W

OS Eastings: 268453

OS Northings: 213215

OS Grid: SN684132

Mapcode National: GBR DZ.XQZ2

Mapcode Global: VH4JC.6Y6X

Entry Name: Jims Barber Shop and 207

Listing Date: 9 January 1998

Last Amended: 9 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19226

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Sited on A474 close to W of junction with New School Road; formerly adjoined the E bank of Nant Main (now in culvert).

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Ammanford

Community: Cwmamman

Locality: Garnant

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

c1900. Shown on OS map sheet Carmarthenshire XLIX.NW (revised 1905).

Exterior

Two-storey three-bay domestic pair with taller cross-gable to shop forward on left. Slated roofs with brick gable-end stack, plain bargeboards. Pale hammer-dressed quoins and window/door surrounds, arched blue brick attic window to front gable; thinly coursed bull-nosed facings. Eye-catching 2-storey shop frontage to left; upper 3-light display window with fine arched and mullioned lights set in pilastered timber surround under pair of swan-necked volutes. Timber sill rests on flashings to overall moulded fascia of groundfloor shop flanked by bold pilasters topped by block end brackets with rosettes and gablets (swan-neck volutes to right only). Recessed centre doors arched glazed panels and tall fanlight, tiled threshold.
Plainer 2-window elevation with original 4-pane sash window to groundfloor right and 4-panel door.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusually well preserved 2-storey shop front of c1900 which illustrates the retail history of this Amman Valley location close to the site of the former Garnant Tinplate Works.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Vicarage
    Detached house situated some 50m NW of Christ Church at Twyn, Garnant.
  • II Monument to Mollie Davies at Christ Church
    Situated some 10m N of the porch of Christ Church at Garnant.
  • II Christ Church
    Situated some 400m N of A474, on N side of river Amman, in a secluded cul de sac at SE end of Vicar
  • II* Capel Brynseion
    Situated in the centre of Glanamman some 25m S of A474 on the E side of High Street.
  • II Capel Bethania
    Situated some 50m S of A474 on the E side of Brynlloi Road, enclosed by a coped stone boundary wal
  • II Ty-llwyd Farmhouse
    Farmstead in open countryside on the north side of the Amman valley, approached along a rough track
  • II* Old Bethel Chapel
    Located on a remote upland plateau on the N side of the Amman Valley approximately 1 km from the A47

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