Building Name

Victoria Terrace Beaumaris

Anglesey, Wales
New build

This impressive classical style building, was, no doubt, inspired by John Nash's c.1820s terraces around Regent's Park, London. It comprised ten houses with a strong central pediment bay with panelled pilasters. The specifications stipulated that all exterior detail was to be identical in each unit,therefore completing one unified terrace of houses. Apart from slight differences at the ends the front of Victoria Terrace is symmetrical, standing three storeys tall with basements and twenty-six bays wide. The main emphasis is at the centre, where four bays with banded rustication on the ground floor stand forward and bear pilasters running through two storeys. The wings slant away in plan very slightly from the centre possibly in order to give all the occupants a better view across the Straits. The front of the terrace is faced with Moelfre limestone although materials from the old gaol may have been used in the construction. Skylights were set low in the roof and no rain water goods were allowed on the front of the building for aesthetic reasons. Water is still conveyed today through the garrets of the house in the original lead troughs. The large-scale terrace has become a Beaumaris landmark visible from across the Straits. By 1833 Victoria Terrace was completed and leased to 'respectable tenants'  for £4 a year.

Beaumaris; TO BE LET UPON LEASE, for the term of Eighty Years, for the Purpose of Building several Valuable lots of GROUND, adjoining each other, Situate upon the much admired spot BEAUMARIS GREEN.  19 April 1830