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A Grade II Listed Building in Boncath, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 52.001 / 52°0'3"N

Longitude: -4.6064 / 4°36'23"W

OS Eastings: 221179

OS Northings: 236826

OS Grid: SN211368

Mapcode National: GBR D2.J02R

Mapcode Global: VH2N3.3YMX

Plus Code: 9C4Q292V+CC

Entry Name: Wernddofn

Listing Date: 25 January 1995

Last Amended: 25 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15399

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated about 1km W of Penrydd church, W of Dulas stream.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Boncath

Community: Boncath

Locality: Wernddofn

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Early C19 gentry house, the history obscure before 1837 when it was sold as part of the estate of the late Col. Morgan of Brynaeron, Llandissilio. Marked on 1840 Tithe Map as owned by John Colby of Ffynone, William Evans was tenant of both owners.


Early C19 small country house, whitewashed stucco with slate roofs and rendered end stacks. Two storeys and attic, three-window front with moulded stone eaves course and bedimental gable. Pediment has lunette recess with inset 9-pane window. Main floors have unusual use of the tripartite Venetian window for all five windows. 4-12-4-pane with intersecting glazing bars in centre arched heads. Centre ledged door with traceried radiating bar fanlight. Two parallel rear wings with end stacks. E side of E wing has 8-pane sash each floor and door to right, the sashes horned probably replacing 16-pane sashes. W side of W wing has 4-pane window over 8-pane to right and 8-pane stair light over 4-pane to left.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a small country house most unusual in having five Venetian windows to facade.

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  • II Rhydhowell
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  • II Outbuilding Range SW of Farmhouse at Kings Farm
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  • II Kings
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