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Wigwen Fach

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Arth, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2222 / 52°13'20"N

Longitude: -4.2383 / 4°14'17"W

OS Eastings: 247201

OS Northings: 260587

OS Grid: SN472605

Mapcode National: GBR DK.21CQ

Mapcode Global: VH3JS.HD7S

Entry Name: Wigwen Fach

Listing Date: 8 March 1994

Last Amended: 23 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14425

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N bank of Afon Aeron opposite confluence with Afon Mydr, and just E of the dismantled railway line by which it is reached from the lane to Llanerchaeron. Set in slope by drive to Wigwen Fa

County: Ceredigion

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Locality: Llanerchaeron

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Probably later C18, cob-walled thatched cottage, the outer walling largely replaced in rubble stone. Marked on 1843 Tithe Map.

Exterior

Whitewashed rubble stone with corrugated iron sheeting over thatched roof, and small brick stack, offset to left. Single-storey, two-room plan with byre to right. Deeply recessed ledged door to left, left of stack, then centre 6-pane pivot window. Byre door to right similarly deeply recessed with ledged door. Blocked door to extreme right. Timber lintels. Cob visible to upper part of byre gable end and under eaves of front wall of domestic part. Left gable end has rounded corners and cob under gable eaves. Rear partly of cob, mostly rubble stone, has one window to right, lighting S end room.

Interior

Not accessible, apparently a single unheated entrance room, lit from rear and main room with fireplace on S wall. Said to have a wicker fireplace-hood.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a cottage of regional vernacular type, which retains its character and its cob walling construction.

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