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Castle Malgwyn Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 52.061 / 52°3'39"N

Longitude: -4.608 / 4°36'28"W

OS Eastings: 221308

OS Northings: 243504

OS Grid: SN213435

Mapcode National: GBR D1.DCND

Mapcode Global: VH2MX.2GSC

Plus Code: 9C4Q396R+CQ

Entry Name: Castle Malgwyn Hotel

Listing Date: 15 April 1994

Last Amended: 15 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14507

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated down drive of some 500m running W from Llechryd Bridge.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Cilgerran

Community: Cilgerran

Locality: Castle Malgwyn

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Castle Malgwyn was built for Sir Benjamin Hammet who took over the Penygored tinworks in the 1790s. The house was originally called Ty Mawr Y Gwaith, the reputed castle site being further E at Castle Malgwyn Farm. Sir Benjamin Hammet died in 1801-2. The works were dismantled and the estate sold to Abel A Gower of Glandovan circa 1808. He died in 1837, and his son, Abel Lewes Gower (d.1849) built the stables and lodge. His widow planned to remodel the house in 'castellated style' in the 1860s, and plans were once at the house for a remodelling by Ambrose Poynter of London (supposedly of c.1840) but neither scheme was carried out.


Circa 1795 country house (now hotel) built for Sir Benjamin Hammet in connection with the tin-plate works that stood N of the house on the site of the stables. Rubble stone, originally roughcast, with slate hipped roofs and Cilgerran stone corniced end wall stacks. Large three-storey five-window front with 6-pane upper windows, 12-pane first floor windows and horizontally-barred sashes to ground floor. Centre large arched doorway in plain stucco surround. Windows have red brick heads and slate sills. Slate broad step up to C20 double doors and fanlight. Single-storey later C20 hotel addition to left.

Parallel rear hipped roof and arched stair light on S end wall. N end has one-window range set to right. Two parallel rear wings. L-plan SW rear wing has court infilled at ground floor, two stone ridge stacks on main range and one on SW return. NW rear range has half-hipped W end with end stack and 2-storey N elevation of some eight windows range, mostly 12-pane sashes.


Much modernised, broad centre hall with elliptical arch and fanlight at W end. Plain broad staircase off to S, two flights with iron balusters to rail. SW front room retains a fine white marble chimney piece with tapering pilasters, festoons and addorsed birds in centre, late C18.

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