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Y Plas

A Grade II Listed Building in Talley, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.976 / 51°58'33"N

Longitude: -3.992 / 3°59'31"W

OS Eastings: 263273

OS Northings: 232711

OS Grid: SN632327

Mapcode National: GBR DW.KNFQ

Mapcode Global: VH4HJ.RLFK

Plus Code: 9C3RX2G5+C5

Entry Name: Y Plas

Listing Date: 9 August 1990

Last Amended: 1 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11152

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated in its own grounds immediately to S of ruined Abbey.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Talley (Talyllychau)

Community: Talley

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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In 1826, Plas was available for lease, being described as "an old farmhouse" with the possibility of a new "respectable house" being built. It was purchased in 1828 by Sir James Hamlyn Williams of Edwinsford, who probably began a new house. A letter from his agent, Daniel Price of Talley House, dated 25/03/1832 discusses the overcharging of Rees Williams, blacksmith "in respect of the buildings at Plas".


Circa 1832 Regency Gothick style house. 2-storey, rubble masonry, formerly stuccoed. Hipped roof, valleyed to rear, wide plastered eaves. Rendered chimney stacks set back on ridges. Symmetrical 3-window front. Pointed arched windows with stone voussoirs. Victorian 6-pane horned sashes with vertical glazing bars only. Similarly glazed fanlights to windows. Pointed doorway, stone voussoirs, fanlight as above. Modern part-glazed door.
Single arched window to first floor of W elevation with original Y-traceried fanlight, sash as above. 2 similar windows to ground floor left, window to right as front elevation. Tall pointed window to right hand return elevation, Y-traceried head above 2-light 8 paned casement. Y-traceried head to 16-pane cellar window below.

Rear elevation with pointed central doorway, recessed half-glazed door. Original glazing to ground floor left window: 16-pane horned sash with Y-traceried fanlight. Pointed head, stone voussoirs. 2 similar windows to first floor.

L-shaped service wing adjoins to N. Single storey, slate roof with hipped angle. Large rubble end chimney stack. 3-light casement windows with stone voussoirs.

Edwinsford Papers 3073 (NLW, Aberystywth).
Annals of Edwinsford, Clovelly and Hawthornden F D Williams Drummond 1924 p 14.


Contemporary dogleg staircase off central access passage. Panelled doors.

Reasons for Listing

Fine Regency house in centre of village.

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