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Cowhouse at Gilwen

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilycwm, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0326 / 52°1'57"N

Longitude: -3.8276 / 3°49'39"W

OS Eastings: 274720

OS Northings: 238707

OS Grid: SN747387

Mapcode National: GBR Y3.G175

Mapcode Global: VH4HF.L5VN

Plus Code: 9C4R25MC+2W

Entry Name: Cowhouse at Gilwen

Listing Date: 29 November 1995

Last Amended: 29 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16999

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cilycwm (Cil-y-cwm)

Community: Cilycwm

Locality: Gilwen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Early C19 barn range with cow-house at right angles, marked on 1845 Tithe Map.


Whitewashed, rubble stone with slate roofs. Barn is long range under single roof, lofted cart-house to left, barn to right. Two cart-entries to left with stone pier between, timber lintels and single loft window over second entry. Barn to right has loop, high door, two loops and second high door, the first high door roughly central to whole range. Timber lintels to doors. S end wall has loft door, former steps removed. Rear has similar high doors and loops. N end wall has three loops. Cow-house has lower roof, and six doors with timber lintels, five to cow-house, sixth to separate end stall. Second and fourth doors are part-blocked. One rear wall door. Loft light in E end gable.


Barn has 6-bay roof of large tie-beam-and-collar pegged trusses. Cow-house has unusually broad span tie-beam trusses to 6-bay roof, three with thin angle struts. Internal loft-opening to end section, which has two trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with old farmhouse as representative example in this area of traditional three-sided yard.

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