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Railings and area walls at Plas-y-Coed and Park Villa.

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7703 / 51°46'12"N

Longitude: -4.3922 / 4°23'31"W

OS Eastings: 235039

OS Northings: 210660

OS Grid: SN350106

Mapcode National: GBR DB.ZR5Z

Mapcode Global: VH3LT.TRDS

Entry Name: Railings and area walls at Plas-y-Coed and Park Villa.

Listing Date: 5 November 2002

Last Amended: 5 November 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27067

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the side of the pavement on the W side of Church Street, E of Plas-Y-Coed and Park Villa.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llansteffan

Community: Llansteffan

Built-Up Area: Llansteffan

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Rubble stone wall with wrought iron scroll railings probably of c1874, when the two houses were built.

Exterior

Rubble stone area wall with decorative wrought iron railings, locally made, and of distinctive character. Probably of 1874, with later end-piers. Whitewashed low stone wall with slate coping, stepped forming two levels - lower to N, running in a continuous line N-S along the street line, in front of gardens of Plas-y-Coed and Park Villa. Gaps for entrances to both properties, evenly spaced, with stone walling flanking stone steps. Distinctive locally-produced railings with outsize scrolls between 2 horizontal bars. Upper bars carry small spearheads, alternately with double miniature scrolls - inverted to outer scrolls. Tall squared stuccoed end-piers with projecting cornice and pyramidal quartz rubble caps. Piers a later addition - N pier dated ''1922''.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of the distinctive and unusual wrought-iron railings once common in Llansteffan, and locally-produced. Also for group value with the two associated houses.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cyncoed, including area railings.
    On the E side of Church Street, immediately N of and attached to Osbourne House
  • II Osbourne House, including area railings.
    Midway along Church Street, on the E side, the house is immediately S of, and attached to Cyncoed.
  • II Plas-y-Coed
    Set well back from the street, situated beyond a lawned forecourt with decorative railings, immediately S of Park Villa.
  • II Park Villa
    Set back from the street within a lawned forecourt, immediately N of Plas-y-Coed.
  • II* Church of St Ystyffan
    Within a stone walled cemetery, on the SW corner of the junction of High Street and Church Street.
  • II Telephone Call-box outside the Old Pound.
    At the junction of High Street and Church Street. Immediately beside The Old Pound, NE of the churchyard of the parish Church of St Ystyffan and opposite The Sticks PH.
  • II* Vale View
    Set slightly back from the street, on the S side of the road, within a small railed forecourt, immediately W of Brook Cottages.
  • II The Stores
    On the SE corner of the junction of High Street and Church Street, between Post Office and Cartref.

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