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Section of former gaol wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8558 / 51°51'21"N

Longitude: -4.3048 / 4°18'17"W

OS Eastings: 241365

OS Northings: 219983

OS Grid: SN413199

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T8VQ

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.BMK5

Entry Name: Section of former gaol wall

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82199

Building Class: Institutional

Location: Situated along N side of County Hall.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Part of surrounding wall to former Carmarthen Gaol built 1789-92 by John Nash, which was altered in the C19 and demolished in 1938 for the new County Hall. An aerial photograph shows the W gaol wall as now behind the castle gatehouse and also walls around to the S and SE, to the entrance gatehouse facing down Spilman Street, all now gone. However this NE wall which ran from the gatehouse to the castle motte is not visible, presumably as it backed onto the row of buildings shown in the photograph running W from the Gaol entrance. A further section W of the County Hall also survived. Listed seperately.

Exterior

Tall rubble stone wall running from edge of the castle mound to entrance to County Hall car park from Spilman Street.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic interest as a part of the enclosure of the former Carmarthen gaol and for group value with County Hall.

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