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Foelallt

A Grade II Listed Building in Ciliau Aeron, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2012 / 52°12'4"N

Longitude: -4.2 / 4°11'59"W

OS Eastings: 249750

OS Northings: 258168

OS Grid: SN497581

Mapcode National: GBR DL.3JVR

Mapcode Global: VH3JT.5X0X

Entry Name: Foelallt

Listing Date: 23 May 1996

Last Amended: 23 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9766

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N side of by-road, reached off B4339. Farmyard on higher ground to W. Ciliau Aeron 1km N.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Ciliau Aeron

Community: Ciliau Aeron

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Later C18. A grave in the cemetery of Ciliau Aeron church records that David Davies of Foelallt (1713-1768) rebuilt the church and erected a meeting house (the Unitarian Chapel, built 1755). It is likely that the present house, with its massive offsets is of a similar date. Shown on the 1844 Tithe map as a longer building, but there is evidence of curtailment on the downslope side.

Exterior

Whitewashed rubble construction. Broadly pitched slate roof. Rendered, slightly stepped gable chimney stacks, thicker to right. Rendered gable stack to rear wing and also a chimney to corner of outshut. Three bay front with large offsets, thicker to right. Later, C19 whitewashed rubble lean-to central porch with slate roof: boarded inner door with three upper lights. Late C19 fenestration. C20 window to ground floor left, 12-pane horned sash to ground floor right: slate sills and cambered brick heads. Twelve-pane horned sash window to first floor left and right, central 3/6 hornless sash set higher due to roof-slope of porch. Slate sills and stone lintels.

Lower single bay lofted structure to right end with C20 window. This appears to be contemporary with the house (unless exceptionally well keyed-in) and could be a curtailment of the longer structure shown on the Tithe map (perhaps originally a byre): the long quoin stones are of a different nature to the rest of the house. The building is of lesser width than the house which has at this end a 3/6 hornless sash above a 12-pane hornless sash: cambered brick heads. Rear of lofted part has stone steps to planked loft door: similar door to ground floor.

Left end built into (excavated) rocky outcrop. Blocked first floor doorway with inserted 6-pane window: stone lintel and stone drip above. Later rear two storey wing with C20 glazing to N. Later outshut fills angle between main house and wing, 12-pane hornless sash to rear with brick head and slate sill: boarded door to S.

Interior

The interior was unavailable for inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Later C18 farmhouse retaining its original character plus C19 alterations and additions

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