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Manian Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Dogmaels (Llandudoch), Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.0989 / 52°5'55"N

Longitude: -4.6979 / 4°41'52"W

OS Eastings: 215306

OS Northings: 247938

OS Grid: SN153479

Mapcode National: GBR CY.9TLX

Mapcode Global: VH2MN.JH9V

Plus Code: 9C4Q38X2+HV

Entry Name: Manian Fawr

Listing Date: 14 April 1992

Last Amended: 14 April 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10557

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated down 600m drive running east of B4546 from junction some 150m south of Webley Hotel.

County: Ceredigion

Community: St. Dogmaels (Llandudoch)

Community: Cardigan

Locality: St Dogmaels

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Early C18 farmhouse, possibly earlier origins, altered. Roughcast rubble stone with small slate roof, L-plan with 3 stone end stacks. One and a half storeys. Double-fronted with 12-pane sash in stucco surround each side of centre door in 1990 gabled porch. Six-panel door with overlight. Two gabled eaves dormers, not aligned, with C20 plate glass and slate sills. Raised stucco plinth and angle strips. West end wall has similar 12-pane ground floor sash and small upper window.

Rear range has door in angle and C20 4-pane window to left. C20 porch. Upper floor has eaves breaking gabled small 12-pane sash to right and very small casement pair to left, under eaves.


Heavy beams to 2 front rooms, south room beams encased and room panelled in late C19 boarding. Rear wing has narrow staircase, dog-leg, smaller ceiling beams and large end fireplace, the lintel replaced in iron after fire damage. Main range has 5-bay pegged oak roof with heavy collar trusses, and rear range has 2 heavy scarfed crucks and one raised cruck blade on north side, south side principal timbers are replaced.

Reasons for Listing

The oldest surviving farmhouse in the Cardigan Community area. Said to have been part of the estate of St Dogmael's Abbey, owned by the Parry family of Noyadd Trefawr from ca1640. Leased to Evan Owen 1771 and Benjamin Owen, gent, in 1810. A cross-inscribed stone found as a gatepost ca1904 was removed to St Dogmael's Abbey grounds.

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