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Dreifa Mills including two Water-Wheels

A Grade II Listed Building in Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9828 / 51°58'58"N

Longitude: -4.4875 / 4°29'15"W

OS Eastings: 229267

OS Northings: 234515

OS Grid: SN292345

Mapcode National: GBR D6.KCJR

Mapcode Global: VH3KT.5FGB

Entry Name: Dreifa Mills including two Water-Wheels

Listing Date: 2 March 1994

Last Amended: 2 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14245

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated down track of some 400m running S from Maesyfelin, Cwmorgan.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cenarth

Community: Cenarth

Locality: Cwmorgan

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Exterior

1896 woollen mill in rubble stone with red brick dressings and slate roof. Three storeys, four-window range of 9-pane camber-headed windows with tilting top-lights. Red brick surrounds and slate sills. Red brick quoins. Small windows in end gables. N front has broad doors in third bay of ground floor and first bay of first floor. W end wall has one-window range of similar windows. S side has door in third bay of ground floor. E end has restored massive overshot iron wheel raised up on two stone carrying walls and fed by renewed metal leat on tall wooden posts. Wheel was made at Bridgend Foundry, Cardigan. A very large iron fly-wheel survives inside. Just E of wheel-pit is an outside boiling-vat, cast-iron in stone setting with small fireplace beneath. A second raised wheel is to S of first, also in raised stone wheel-pit, but is unrestored.

Reasons for Listing

An exceptionally fine woollen mill, worked by Evan Morgan, flannel manufacturer, in 1926 (Kellys Directory), and last used as for sock manufacture.

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