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Former Cow-House at Troedyrhiw

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0123 / 52°0'44"N

Longitude: -3.9155 / 3°54'55"W

OS Eastings: 268633

OS Northings: 236604

OS Grid: SN686366

Mapcode National: GBR DZ.HHD2

Mapcode Global: VH4HD.2PW7

Plus Code: 9C4R236M+WQ

Entry Name: Former Cow-House at Troedyrhiw

Listing Date: 2 August 1995

Last Amended: 2 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16251

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Farm at end of long track off A482 1 KM N of Hafod Bridge. Cow- house to SW of farmhouse.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Locality: Hafod Bridge

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Tagged with: Cowshed

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Mid/late C18 cow-house. Clearly shown on 1830 O.S map. 1841 owner, David Arthur Saunders Davies; occupier, Mary Edwards.


Whitewashed rubble cow-house. Corrugated-iron roof, wooden soffits. Three doors to front with timber lintels; the central door is partly blocked. Right end with small loop to ground floor and doorway to gable with timber lintel reduced to form window. Left end with blocked ground floor loop, timber lintel. Plain rear.


Four-bay roof structure consisting of three pairs of slightly curving thin upper principals resting on cut-off beams. Pegged collars and yoked apexes, rough purlins on cleats. The soffits of the crucks are chamfered. Thatch complete: underthatch of rough poles. C19 wooden cow-stalls.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the upper-cruck type of roof construction, a rare regional example in an agricultural building; close proximity to the fine scarfed-cruck barn range nearby.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn Range at Troedyrhiw
    Farm at end of long track off A482, 1 km N of Hafod Bridge. Barn to SW of farmhouse beyond cowshed.
  • II Lletty Uchaf
    In an isolated location on the slopes of a steep-sided valley, accessed from the NE side of a narrow lane that runs from Llansadwrn to Crugybar, roughly parallel to the A482.
  • II Byre attached to Ty'n Coed
    Reached at end of track off A482 near Hafod Bridge.
  • II Ty'n Coed
    Reached at end of track off A482 near Hafod Bridge.
  • II Cwm Cynwal
    Approximately 4.5km N of Llanwrda. Reached E off A 482 across Afon Dulais and set in the slope beside the hill road; sloping farmyard and narrow forecourt.

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