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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
Entry Name: Rhiwbren Fawr
Listing Date: 16 February 1996
Last Amended: 16 February 1996
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.
Locality: Oakford/ Derwen-gam
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
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.
A well-preserved example of late C18 gentry house.