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Latitude: 52.054 / 52°3'14"N
Longitude: -4.6891 / 4°41'20"W
OS Eastings: 215722
OS Northings: 242930
OS Grid: SN157429
Mapcode National: GBR CY.DPKF
Mapcode Global: VH2MV.NMXQ
Entry Name: Rhydgarnwen
Listing Date: 15 April 1994
Last Amended: 15 April 1994
Source ID: 14524
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated just E of Croft crossroads on A487, some 1km N of Llantood Church.
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
Circa 1890 small country house, built for W M George (d.1890) or his son J P M George, probably by George Morgan of Carmarthen. The house was probably designed by George Morgan, architect of Carmarthen; similar in style to Glanolmarch, Llechryd. Morgan was the architect for the stables here and the farm-buildings at Croft Farm for J P M George in 1892. Similar stained glass panels are at Rhosygilwen and Glanolmarch.
Asymmetrical villa in tooled squared stone with slate eaves roofs, crested ridge tiles and fretted bargeboards. Stone stacks. Two storeys and attic. Sashes with marginal glazing bars and slate sills. Main S front has projecting half-hipped gable to right with ornate fretted bargeboards and outside E stack, two first floor windows with single sill, and big canted bay below with slate three-sided roof. Range to left is of one and a half storeys, the two upper windows breaking eaves under two bargeboarded stone dormer gables. Ground floor lean-to, hipped at W end with two windows to front and paired panelled doors with stained glass top-lights and stained glass to Gothic overlights. W end gable has fretted bargeboard, and window each floor. N side stone stack in valley to recessed half-hipped gable with canted bay below and window above. A two-bay two-storey-and-attic rear wing is roughcast with two dormers, stone ridge stack and brick N end stack. E side of main house has big outside chimney and NE steep roof hip over stair light and door. A stone lean-to in angle to service wing has shouldered-headed door and small window above. Roughcast service wing has gable to left and two dormers, the gable floor levels higher than those to right.
Staircase to right of entrance hall, with Gothic newel and turned balusters. Fireplaces removed. Panelled doors, tiled floors. Stained glass bird panels in front doors.
A well-preserved example of a small later C19 country house in enriched Gothic style.
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