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Capel Isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.91 / 51°54'36"N

Longitude: -3.9484 / 3°56'54"W

OS Eastings: 266072

OS Northings: 225291

OS Grid: SN660252

Mapcode National: GBR DY.PTGL

Mapcode Global: VH4HY.J804

Plus Code: 9C3RW362+2J

Entry Name: Capel Isaf

Listing Date: 13 February 1995

Last Amended: 13 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15181

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N side of A 40, some 300m E of turning to Cwm Ifor.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem)

Community: Manordeilo and Salem

Locality: Cwm Ifor

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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House built 1812-13 by Thomas Bedford of Llandeilo for Thomas Lewis of Stradey with some later alterations. Called also Capel Bach and Capel Isa


Roughcast with slate hipped valley roof and roughcast stacks on N and S ridges. Bracket eaves. Roughly square plan originally but extended by one bay to W in C19. Two storeys, two-window E front with 12-pane sashes each floor, larger below. Three-window S front, originally two-window with centre ridge stack, square 6-pane upper windows, ground floor long narrow 10-pane window and 12-pane sash to right. Added section to left has 4-12-4-pane first floor oriel and small ground floor 12-pane sash. N front has horned 12-pane sash to first floor left, 4-12-4-pane oriel over door in renewed open pedimental doorcase, panelled reveals, door and elliptical arched fanlight. Added section to right has 12-pane sash each floor. W end wall has paired gables, right gable with stack.

A colourwashed rubble low range to W links to hipped stable-range, colourwashed rubble with ridge stack. W lean-to has two-storey front with two casement-pairs above, stable-door, window and coach-entry below. Curved SW angle. Single storey range to W.


Broad oak staircase with scrolled tread ends, stick balusters and ramped rail. Two main E rooms have plain marble fireplaces and plain cornices. Two bedrooms above have coved ceilings. Loft has oak trusses, tie-beam or collar-beam with queen posts and internal walls have W side slate-hanging indicating house has since been extended.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good example of smaller gentry house, with surviving interiors.

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