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Commerce House

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.994 / 51°59'38"N

Longitude: -3.7947 / 3°47'40"W

OS Eastings: 276872

OS Northings: 234360

OS Grid: SN768343

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.JHCV

Mapcode Global: VH5F3.54QQ

Entry Name: Commerce House

Listing Date: 18 June 2004

Last Amended: 18 June 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82873

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated opposite Lloyds Bank.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llandovery (Llanymddyfri)

Community: Llandovery

Built-Up Area: Llandovery

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Terraced house apparently built as one 5-bay range with No 9 and retaining mid C19 detail such as brackets to eaves, but possibly built for Rees Jones owner in 1836 and 1846. It was tenanted in 1836-44 by Joyce Jones, tailor's widow, then by John Price, shoemaker and remained a shoemaker's through to the 1870s. Owned from at least 1866 by John James of Penygawse (No 12) who may have been related to Rees Jones. At some point it became known as Commerce House. Occupied c1900 by Morgan Griffiths, draper, tenant also at No 12. In C20 occupied successively by photographers Messrs. Dann, Fox and Jenkins. A photograph of the exterior c1909 shows the photographer's shopfront with the bracket cornice continuous from No 9.

Exterior

C19 terrace house of 3 storeys and 2 bays. Slate gabled roof with red brick chimney stack to left, apparantly shared with No.13. Deep, bracketed eaves. Painted roughcast facade. Plinth. Horned sash windows with marginal glazing to upper floors, smaller to 2nd floor. Cornice with brackets over ground floor which has recessed 6-panel door with plain rectangular overlight to right and tall window with 3 fixed panes to left.

Interior

Interior not inspected, former shop said to have had timber chimneypiece of late Georgian design.

Reasons for Listing

Included as part of a large terraced house of earlier C19 origins, part of the group 9 - 15 High Street and retaining good mid C19 character.

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