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Danycapel (Former Farmhouse)

A Grade II Listed Building in Talley, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9438 / 51°56'37"N

Longitude: -4.0211 / 4°1'16"W

OS Eastings: 261174

OS Northings: 229188

OS Grid: SN611291

Mapcode National: GBR DV.MM79

Mapcode Global: VH4HQ.8D1Q

Entry Name: Danycapel (Former Farmhouse)

Listing Date: 1 March 1995

Last Amended: 1 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15778

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Isolated location. Prominently sited on N side of Cwmdu-Llanfynydd minor road reached off the B4302 at Halfway.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Talley (Talyllychau)

Community: Talley

Locality: Danycapel

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Shown on 1839 Tithe map. Owner, Walter Price Owen.

Exterior

Farmhouse of 1774. Plaque above front door "This house was erected by John Nicholson in the year 1774" 2-storey rubble whitewashed house. Steeply pitched slate roof. Rendered gable chimney stacks, thicker to left. Rendered plinth. Offset regular 3-window facade. Upper windows are Victorian 3 over 2 pane sashes, vertical glazing bars only; timber lintels. Ground floor windows with concrete lintels and Victorian 6-pane sashes, vertical glazing bars only. Central doorway with raised cemented lugged architrave and keystone. Modern half-glazed door. Rendered left hand return elevation with ground floor 6-paned steel casement. 1930s brick rear lean to with small projecting stack.

Interior

Original oak bressumer to wide fireplace in ground floor left room with blocked bread oven. Adzed beams to ground floor.

Reasons for Listing

Good example of a late Georgian farmhouse and may be compared to Rhyd ar Wen 1 km NE, dated 1777. Danycapel, however is less old-fashioned in not having a projecting big chimney.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Maescastell (former Farmhouse)
    Isolated upland farmstead at the end of a long track off the Cwmdu-Llanfynydd by-road ( entrance at Bontgarreg ), reached off the B4302 at Halfway. The former farmhouse stands due north and uphill of
  • II Maescastell (attached Byre)
    Isolated upland farmstead at the end of a long track off the Cwmdu-Llanfynydd by-road ( entrance at Bontgarreg ), reached off the B4302 at Halfway. The former farmhouse stands due north and uphill of
  • II Nantyffin
    Situated some 2m NW of Salem on the W side of the road to Abergorlech.
  • II Rhyd-Ar-Wen (Former Farmhouse & attached Range)
    Set back behind rubble walled front garden. On S side of lane reached off the by-road 0.5 km SW of Cwmdu. Formerly a farmhouse with attached lower cow-house.
  • II Blaen-cwm-gwaun-hendy, including attached agricultural range
    An isolated house reached down a farm road approximately 3.3km SSE of Abergorlech.

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