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Former farmhouse and cowshed at Trefynor Isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Nantcwnlle, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1855 / 52°11'7"N

Longitude: -4.0804 / 4°4'49"W

OS Eastings: 257870

OS Northings: 256180

OS Grid: SN578561

Mapcode National: GBR DR.4JHQ

Mapcode Global: VH4GJ.7B6F

Plus Code: 9C4Q5WP9+6R

Entry Name: Former farmhouse and cowshed at Trefynor Isaf

Listing Date: 26 November 1996

Last Amended: 26 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17799

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated to left of present farmhouse, on S side of farmyard at Trefynor Isaf, which is approached by drive of some 400m running SW from Abermeurig-Llwynygroes road from point just W of Tynant.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Nantcwnlle (Nancwnlle)

Community: Nantcwnlle

Locality: Gartheli

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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C18 original farmhouse at Trefynor Isaf, replaced by present house in 1850. Said to have been traced in documents to 1743. Marked on 1845 Gartheli Tithe Map as owned by William Lloyd.


Whitewashed cob or clom walling with some rubble stone, and corrugated iron roof, formerly thatched. Chimney removed. One-storey formerly with loft. N front has hornless 16-pane sash to left, ledged door to right of centre and small boarded square window to right. Rubble stone E end wall, W end has large loft opening with oak lintel. Rear has added rubble stone lean to with slate roof and five doors, the second through to house rear door, the others to pig-sties. Stone piers between.

Added to left is cow-house, down slope, whitewashed rubble with slate roof. Ledged door front and C20 window to left. Brick C20 addition to left. Ledged door to left of E end wall. Rear has one C20 window to right, one centre window, part blocked by added lean-to to left.


House has two pegged collars trusses with feet scarfed onto long wall-posts. Double purlins. E end has chimney-beam right across supporting hood, formerly wicker, now zinc-clad. Door to cow-house to right. Two beams to upper end for former loft floor, one with mortices for former partition. Large W loft window has crude timber arched window frame inserted. Cow shed has four-bay C19 roof, dated 1898.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its character as a traditional smaller house of the region, with surviving scarfed roof trusses and chimney hood.

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    Situated to the right of the present farmhouse, on N side of the farmyard at Trefynor Isaf, which is approached by a drive of some 400m running SW from Abermeurig-Llwynygroes road from a point just SW
  • II Tynant
    Situated on S side of Abermeurig-Llwynygroes road some 450m W of turning to Gartheli church.
  • II Outbuilding at Dolwerdd
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  • II* Dolwerdd
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