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Halifax Building Society

A Grade II Listed Building in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9943 / 51°59'39"N

Longitude: -4.9769 / 4°58'37"W

OS Eastings: 195717

OS Northings: 237056

OS Grid: SM957370

Mapcode National: GBR CK.JJ55

Mapcode Global: VH1QM.P47J

Entry Name: Halifax Building Society

Listing Date: 7 January 2002

Last Amended: 7 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26076

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated on the street line, between Nos 8 and 12 (Seaways Bookshop).

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Fishguard

Community: Fishguard and Goodwick (Abergwaun ac Wdig)

Community: Fishguard and Goodwick

Locality: Fishguard

Built-Up Area: Fishguard

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Later C19 large house over commercial premises, site marked as built over on 1844 tithe map.

Exterior

Commercial premises with house above, painted stucco cladding, with slate roof and brick end stacks. Three-storey, 4 window elevation, upper storey with 4 plate glass sash windows with heads just under eaves level. First floor has 4 similar longer windows, while ground floor has narrow late C20 glazed shop front with central glazed door within segmental arch-headed opening in left bay, then tall semi-circular headed doorway in next bay and the 2 right-hand bays are occupied by C20 double shop front with central recessed doorway in a surround of pilasters and console brackets carrying late C20 fascia. First and second storeys have rusticated quoins, a string course runs the width of the building between these 2 levels and first floor windows have moulded surrounds.
Left gable end is of stone rubble and has a small 2-pane sash window at attic height. Rear, also of stone rubble, being lower down slope than front elevation, is of 4 storeys but only 3-window range. Left and right end windows of top 3 storeys are large-pane sashes with peripheral glazing bars, while on ground floor is similar window to left and bricked-up doorway to right. Centre bay is occupied by 2 long 4-pane stair lights with peripheral glazing bars, each 2 storeys in height. All openings with brick voussoirs.

Reasons for Listing

Included as substantial and prominently sited later C19 commercial premises which has retained its character.

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