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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
Entry Name: Capel Isaf
Listing Date: 13 February 1995
Last Amended: 13 February 1995
Source ID: 15181
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated on N side of A 40, some 300m E of turning to Cwm Ifor.
Community: Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem)
Community: Manordeilo and Salem
Locality: Cwm Ifor
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
Included as good example of smaller gentry house, with surviving interiors.
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