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No 8 and front railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8555 / 51°51'19"N

Longitude: -4.3209 / 4°19'15"W

OS Eastings: 240258

OS Northings: 219978

OS Grid: SN402199

Mapcode National: GBR DF.TBVV

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.2M2G

Entry Name: No 8 and front railings

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82189

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated towards NE end of Park, a pair with No 9.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

One of a pair of semi-detached houses of c1894-6 probably by G. Morgan & Son of Carmarthen. Penllwyn Park was developed by the Carmarthen Land Co from 1893, with George Morgan as architect. Two villas were built in 1893-4, Radnor House, No 12, for C.W. Jones JP in 1896, and plans for 5 houses for J. Richards and 5 for Messrs Brown, Thomas & John, builders, all by Morgan are in the National Library.
This pair and Nos 12-13 are in Queen Anne style with small-paned windows and much red tile-hanging.
The iron railings made by the Old Foundry Co of Carmarthen are distinctive and are a feature of the whole development.

Exterior

Semi-detached house, a pair with No 9, late Victorian Queen Anne style. Rendered with timber 2-storey veranda, extensive red tile-hanging and slate deep eaved roofs with centre ridge stack. Two storeys and attic, 4-window range to the pair. S front framed by big 3-storey canted bays with canted hipped roofs. Recessed centre has paired attic gables with overhanging bargeboards, terracotta finials, and tile-hung gables over 2 3-light windows, panelled piers between lights. Lean-to tiled roof below over 2-storey veranda of 4 bays with turned balusters, and timber posts. First floor posts carry brackets to make shouldered-headed openings, ground floor posts have curved brackets to make arched openings with pierced spandrels. Windows are generally sashes with small panes to top sash only. Narrow triple sashes to centre gables, first floor and ground floor have half-glazed door with side and top lights. The canted bays have dentilled eaves cornice, fish-scale tiling between floors, red brick bases, and 3 large sash windows each floor, with narrow outer side lights and panelled piers between.
Rendered side walls formerly with brick stacks. Side wall doors.
Forecourt railings matching others in Penllwyn Park, with rock faced rubble walls, stone coping and low rails with 2 horizontal bars, standards with finials and curving brackets under upper bar. Curving ironwork also under lower bar, with finial over.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of an unusual ornate late Victorian pair in Queen Anne style, part of a very distinctive residential suburb of the late C19.

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