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No 3, including front garden wall, railings, gate and back garden wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8591 / 51°51'32"N

Longitude: -4.2982 / 4°17'53"W

OS Eastings: 241836

OS Northings: 220327

OS Grid: SN418203

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T4HP

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.GJ2P

Entry Name: No 3, including front garden wall, railings, gate and back garden wall

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82186

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on corner of The Esplanade and Penuel Street.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

End-terrace house, part of matching pair of terraces Nos 1-4 and 5-8 The Esplanade, built from 1879, the date on deeds to No 4. Three newly built houses called 1-3 East Parade were advertised in 1879, and in 1881 Mr Hutchings the town surveyor said to a council meeting that he had drawn out plans for Mr Ellis the contractor for new houses on the Parade, but merely to help them get the plans passed, he had not supervised the building.
The deeds of No 4 are between Holmes Stead of Llanelli solicitor and Mrs E.A. Jones, conveyance dated 17/10/1879, the land having been part of the Furnace estate, town fields called Parc-y-shop or Parade Field.
The intersecting oval railings with matching gates were made by Thomas & Clement of Llanelli except for the last on Nos 8-9, similar but by T. Jones of Carmarthen. No 4 occupied by J. R. Davies 1926.

Exterior

End terrace house, painted stucco with low-pitched slate roof and red brick chimney stack to left. Deep eaves with paired deep brackets interrupted by window heads. Each house of 2 bays, 2 storeys. First floor has drip course stepping over windows, sill band, tripartite 2-2-2-pane sash window to left, and 2-pane hornless sash to right. On ground floor canted bay window to left with 2-2-2-pane horned sashes, (here replaced with simpler detail) with thin raised piers with console brackets flanking each window, banded frieze and deep cornice, all broken forward over piers. To right doorcase with arched panels to piers, console brackets and cornice. Four-panel door and rectangular overlight. Steep flight of steps down to pavement. Rear wing in painted roughcast along Penuel Street, and low rubble stone garden wall running N beyond.
Low front garden wall of dressed stone and with cast iron coping and cast iron railings of interlocking ovals, with finials. Cast-iron baluster-type gate posts with ball finials and gate similar to railings but with pattern break at lock rail.
Top three steps up to door are marble paved. Matching iron railings stepped up between gardens of No 3 and No 4.

Interior

Original detail in most rooms: panelled doors, plaster cornices, fireplaces with console brackets to shelf and cast-iron grates. Dog-leg stairs with turned balusters, moulded tread ends, heavy turned newels with finials, and panelling below lower flight. Chimney recess and wooden cupboards in back kitchen.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of an unusually architectural later C19 pair of terraces, characterising the architecturally ambitious expansion of the town in the later C19.

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