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Blaenwern

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarth, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.183 / 52°10'58"N

Longitude: -4.3074 / 4°18'26"W

OS Eastings: 242343

OS Northings: 256375

OS Grid: SN423563

Mapcode National: GBR DG.4N6R

Mapcode Global: VH3JY.9D6B

Entry Name: Blaenwern

Listing Date: 16 February 1996

Last Amended: 16 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17725

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated about 1 km down lane running E off A 487 from junction just S of Penrhiwlas.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llanarth

Community: Llanarth

Locality: Blaenwern

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Mid C19 smaller gentry house, not marked on 1840 Tithe Map. Said to have been built for Miss Elizabeth Lloyd. Noted in later C20 as breeding stud for Welsh cobs and Welsh Black cattle, founded by Pauline Taylor with Barbara Saunders-Davies and later Enid Lewis. The stud was given to University College, Aberystwyth, which closed it and dispersed the stock.

Exterior

Rubble stone, formerly stuccoed, with slate roofs, flat eaves and rendered whitewashed stacks. Two-storey, three-window N front with hipped NE angle and W end stack. Large hornless 12-pane sashes with slate sills and brick heads. Centre 4-panel door with leaded-light overlight and brick head. E side, overlooking lane, has ridge and S end stacks, three-window range of similar sashes with brick heads, the left two-window range closer spaced, and one window originally a door. Altered whitewashed single storey S end addition.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good example in the district of small country house still in late Georgian style.

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  • II Milestone S of Penrhiwlas
    Situated on E side of A 487 some 200m S of Penrhiwlas, at junction of lane to Blaenwern, some 1.7 km SSW of Llanarth.
  • II Milestone outside School
    Situated on S side of A 487 just W of Llanarth Primary School.
  • II Fronwen Uchaf
    Situated some 500m SE of Llanarth, down lane running SE from B4342 Oakford road from junction just E of Fronwen Chapel.
  • II Aurora
    Situated at the upper end of SW side of Alma Street (A 487), attached to Hafan to E.
  • II Hafan
    Situated at upper end of SW side of Alma Street (A 487), attached to Aurora to right.
  • II Ty'r Alma
    Situated in row of houses on SW side of Alma Street (A 487), the third from top, stepped down between Hafan and Arwel, joined to Arwel.
  • II Alma
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