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Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9556 / 51°57'20"N

Longitude: -3.7879 / 3°47'16"W

OS Eastings: 277237

OS Northings: 230082

OS Grid: SN772300

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.LYYG

Mapcode Global: VH5F9.93CM

Entry Name: Old Post Office

Listing Date: 30 September 1999

Last Amended: 30 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22397

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in centre of village, opposite Plough Inn, attached to Church House.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandovery

Community: Myddfai

Community: Myddfai

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Terraced house, a pair with Church House to left, possibly of same date, mid to later C19, but possibly remodelling older range. There are buildings on the site marked on 1839 Tithe Map. Ground floor left has original shopfront with separate door. Stucco detail is possibly early C20.

Exterior

House and former shop. Unpainted roughcast with unpainted stucco dressings in contrasted colours, and slate roof. Roughcast left stack with yellow and black brick top, shared with Church House, and smaller red brick right end stack. Two storeys, three-window range of sashes with marginal glazing bars, and centre panelled door with overlight. Shopfront to ground floor left, painted timber with fascia continued over centre house door. Panelled piers with console brackets, one each side of shopfront, one each side of house door, and continuous cornice. Shopfront has 6-pane shopwindow and half-glazed double doors with overlight. Coloured glass in margins of door glazing. Both shop and house door are recessed in panelled reveals.
Early C20 stucco detail, brown window surrounds with keystones, sill band with inset band of small modillion brackets, and eaves band. Angle piers each floor with pale grey inset fluted panels.
Letter-box to ground floor right marked ER.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved C19 house and shop combined, retaining C19 detail including original shop entry and shop window. Part of a virtually intact and coherent group of houses in the centre of the village.

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