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,12,Guildhall Square,,,,SA31 1PN

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8563 / 51°51'22"N

Longitude: -4.3077 / 4°18'27"W

OS Eastings: 241168

OS Northings: 220043

OS Grid: SN411200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T84M

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.9L1T

Entry Name: ,12,Guildhall Square,,,,SA31 1PN

Listing Date: 15 May 1980

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82100

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 10m SE of junction with Blue Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Locality: Guildhall Square

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

House, now commercial premises, c1800, apparently built as pair with No 11, both marked on Wood's 1834 map. Occupied by Miss May Williams, fancy draper, in 1926, part of a public house with No 11 in later C20, then travel-agents premises. The original domestic interior and stair survive above the ground floor. A large chimney between Nos 11 and 12 has gone.

Exterior

Terraced house now commercial premises, red brick Flemish bond, with slate roof and timber modillion eaves cornice. Facade at an obtuse angle to similar front of No 11. Three storeys, 2-window range of 16-pane hornless sash windows with C20 shop front below. Shopfront has deep fascia and door to left.

Interior

Fine closed string staircase with stick balusters, ramped rail and turned newels, in 4 flights up to top floor. First floor front room has cornice and 6-panel door with fielded panels. 6-panel door to rear room, sunk panels. Rear room has wall cupboard each side of fireplace. Upper floor has 6-panel door with sunk panels.
Small plaster ceiling rose, cornice and fireplace said to remain on ground floor but covered over. Deep cellar down 13-steps with 2 heavy beams and 2 inserted beams. Three arched recesses on party wall to No 11 with corbelled tops to piers. Two blocked openings on front wall, one with brick one with stone head.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of a small group of notable late Georgian brick fronted premises in this part of Carmarthen, retaining a fine interior.

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