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Cyncoed Farm Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Penmaen, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6721 / 51°40'19"N

Longitude: -3.1718 / 3°10'18"W

OS Eastings: 319063

OS Northings: 197689

OS Grid: ST190976

Mapcode National: GBR HY.5WD3

Mapcode Global: VH6DF.Z71H

Entry Name: Cyncoed Farm Cottage

Listing Date: 25 February 1982

Last Amended: 23 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1902

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the hillside, the E slope of Cwm Philkins, reached by a lane leading S from Oakdale village and a short farm track.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Penmaen

Community: Penmaen

Locality: Cwm Philkins

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Late C16/early C17. Sited nearby downhill is a later farmhouse with attached range which may be its successor.


A small cottage in two units. Of stone rubble fully rendered with steep pitched replaced slate roof incorporating dormers. Single storey and attic and front porch to the main unit with lower single bay single storey extension to side. Windows altered but to rear a pentice the length of the main unit is retained; beneath are two small casement windows. Battered.


Interior retains open fireplace with bread oven, spiral stair with oak treads to right behind original wide plank door with deep hinges, heavy cross beams stopped and chamfered. Two small rooms were formerly separated by post and panel screen with segmental arch but to enlarge the room, the re-sited screen now serves as panelling to the gable end wall with a new staircase adjacent. A-frame roof trusses believed to survive.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small regional house which although partly modernised retains a substantial proportion of its historic fabric in particular a wide pentice and interior features.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pentref-y-Groes
    The most westerly of a group of 3 former farmsteads joined by a track on the hillside above Cwm Dows S of Croespenmaen, now bordered by an industrial estate and reached via a track skirting this.
  • II Barn and byre range at Pen-y-groes 3
    Parallel and close to the rear of the farmhouse.
  • II The Oakdale Public House
    In the centre of Oakdale village, fronting the green on the SE side.
  • II Penmaen House
    Reached by a short track from the main thoroughfare between Penmaen and Pontllanfraith, part of the very small historic core of Penmaen and SW of the later Model Village development.
  • II Pentwyn-isaf
    On the hillside on the W slope of Cwm Dows, in NW part of the community, reached by a farm track from Field's Park Road,
  • II Oakdale Hospital
    Set back from the main thoroughfare, on corner with Pen Rhiw Avenue. Stands on terrace with stone with steps to the three front entrances.
  • II Wall, railings and gates at Oakdale Hospital
    Fronting the terraced enclosure of Oakdale Hospital and extending along side road.
  • II Former Barn at Croespenmaen
    In the hilltop community of Croespenmaen just S of the crossroads with the A 4251.

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