18 April 2011
It looks rather austere from this photo, this is Wickham House in St Thomas Street. It was built in the 18th century some time after 1750. Like other large houses in the street it is built almost directly onto the street. The blank window spaces are probably the result of the window tax of 1696 whereby properties were taxed on the number of windows they had, this was repealed in 1851. The Wickham in question is the Wickham family who have a memorial in the Cathedral. Wickham House has, since 1953, been used by business firms, currently it's the home of a solicitors.
** I am on holiday now for a week (for my nearest location see Llandudno Daily Pictures) so have scheduled some photos whilst away - sorry if I don't respond to any comments straighaway - thanks for stopping by **