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Rhiwbren Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1946 / 52°11'40"N

Longitude: -4.2392 / 4°14'21"W

OS Eastings: 247048

OS Northings: 257513

OS Grid: SN470575

Mapcode National: GBR DK.3TBX

Mapcode Global: VH3JZ.G3SG

Plus Code: 9C4Q5QV6+R8

Entry Name: Rhiwbren Fawr

Listing Date: 16 February 1996

Last Amended: 16 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17733

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 2 km E of Oakford, on ridge to W of Afon Mydr, approached by drive running E from junction of lane from Oakford and lane running N toward Neuaddllwyd.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llanarth

Community: Llanarth

Locality: Oakford/ Derwen-gam

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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1799 smaller gentry house, built for William Herbert (d 1815). Owned by Rev. William Herbert 1840.


Colourwashed rubble stone with slate roof, and stone end stacks, larger to right. Two-storey, three-window range, with dummy third storey. Facade offset to left. Ground floor 16-pane sash, arched doorway with 6-panel door and radiating bar fanlight and 12-pane sash. Three first floor 12-pane sashes. Colourwashed stone voussoirs and sills. Under eaves are three short rectangular blank panels with similar stone sills, possibly originally intended as third floor abandoned in construction. Low two-storey added outbuilding to right with 9-pane upper window and C20 lower window. Stone end stack. Long outshut rear roof. Right end wall has eroded plaque that said `1799 at the expense of W. Herbert Esq'.


Large fireplace beam in ground floor right room. Otherwise not inspected. Roof is said to have face-pegged scarfed trusses.

Reasons for Listing

A well-preserved example of late C18 gentry house.

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