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The Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0476 / 52°2'51"N

Longitude: -3.9612 / 3°57'40"W

OS Eastings: 265607

OS Northings: 240621

OS Grid: SN656406

Mapcode National: GBR DX.F445

Mapcode Global: VH4H5.9S7N

Plus Code: 9C4R22XQ+3G

Entry Name: The Forge

Listing Date: 2 August 1995

Last Amended: 2 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16256

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Situated in village centre on N side of A482 behind small grassed area.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Locality: Pumpsaint

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Early C19. Shown on 1841 Tithe Map: owner John Johnes of Dolaucothi. Still in use.


Blacksmith's shop with attached cottage to left. Rubble built, timber bargeboards to smithy. Broad chimney stacks to cottage, render on gable to right, the other chimney of brick and shared with adjoining house to W. Brick gable stack to smithy. Single-storey, five-bay front to smithy. Three 4-light windows to left, cast iron latticed glazing, cambered stone voussoired heads (brick head to right). Doorway offset to right, head as above, divided stable-type planked door. Window to right as others, but thicker vertical dividing member, head as above. Concrete sills. Attached rubble lower shed to right, planked door, timber lintel. Inserted 9-pane window to gable. Large C20 extension to rear.

Three-bay, two-storey front to cottage, facade offset to right. Four-pane sashes to ground floor, cambered stone voussoired heads. Central doorway, C20 door, cemented architrave. Narrow upper 4-pane pivoted windows, timber lintels. Slate sills. Rear wing with rendered gable stack, C20 windows and doors, C20 extension beyond.

Reasons for Listing

Eye-catching group of small buildings in well-preserved village setting.

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