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Attached range of outbuildings at Cefnmabws

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrhystyd (Llanrhystud), Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2955 / 52°17'43"N

Longitude: -4.0969 / 4°5'48"W

OS Eastings: 257098

OS Northings: 268447

OS Grid: SN570684

Mapcode National: GBR 8R.XFY6

Mapcode Global: VH4FX.YK0M

Plus Code: 9C4Q7WW3+66

Entry Name: Attached range of outbuildings at Cefnmabws

Listing Date: 9 August 1996

Last Amended: 9 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17137

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated off N side of by-road, 1 km NE of Rhyd-Rosser. House situated in middle of farm complex with long range of buildings attached to E.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Llanrhystyd

Community: Llanrhystyd (Llanrhystud)

Community: Llanrhystyd

Locality: Cwm Mabws

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Late C18/early C19. Stables added mid/late C19. All except the stables shown on the 1841 Tithe map, when owned by J.P.A.Lloyd Phillips of Mabws.


Long rubble built agricultural range attached to left end, consisting of cart-house, barn, lofted stables and stables at the far end, each stepped down in height away from the house. Slate roofs and slated barges. Cart-house and barn of one build, the former attached to house. Two wide tall segmentally-headed cart-entries with thin stone voussoirs, projecting keystones, drips and imposts. Central dressed stone pier. Altered doors. Three small first floor windows with timber lintels. C20 rear window. Slightly lower 3-bay barn with plinth and very tall central door, cambered stone voussoired head: paired and boarded doors, boarding above. Window each side with similar heads, timber louvre to right, altered and partly blocked to left with inserted small window above. High door to rear as front with loop to left. Lower and later lofted stable to left with three bay front. Two upper windows with timber lintels. Ground floor with stable-type door to left and small window to centre: timber lintels. Door to right abutting barn with segmental stone voussoired head: blocked with inserted window. Lower added 3-bay stable to left, forming end of range. Corrugated roof. Central stable type door, window each side: cambered stone voussoired heads.


Right hand ground floor room of house with wide fireplace, boxed-in lintel and modern grate. Cross-beam. Simple stick-baluster staircase. Six-panel door to left room. Long outshut kitchen with bread oven served by the flue of the above mentioned fireplace. Loft in cart-house on massive rough beams.

Reasons for Listing

Good attached buildings: the cart-house and barn are particularly important, built in the spirit of the late C18/early C19 agricultural improvements. A remarkably well preserved group.

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