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Outbuilding to SW of Castell-du

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnnen, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1006 / 52°6'1"N

Longitude: -4.1461 / 4°8'46"W

OS Eastings: 253098

OS Northings: 246863

OS Grid: SN530468

Mapcode National: GBR DP.9S7Z

Mapcode Global: VH4GW.2GZK

Plus Code: 9C4Q4V23+6H

Entry Name: Outbuilding to SW of Castell-du

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Last Amended: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18080

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated facing SW side of rear wing of house and backing onto lower end of farmyard at Castell-du.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Llanwnnen

Community: Llanwnnen

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Early C19 lofted outbuilding, possibly incorporating an earlier building, the original functions were apparently an outside kitchen at lower end, coach-house in centre and possibly a stable at upper end. Marked on 1844 Tithe Map.


Whitewashed rubble stone with slate roof. Two storeys, the upper loft with three tilting 9-pane windows under eaves. Ground floor has outside kitchen to left, with cambered headed small window with stone voussoirs, and depressed-arched doorway with stone head in two ashlar pieces, and chamfered surround. Door head may be early C18. Centre broad opening with flattened arch and stone voussoirs. To right, ledged door and shuttered 2-light window, both with stone voussoirs. At right end is rear wall of pigsty addition, lower, with slate roof. Curved NE angle. Two sties with slab-lintel doors and rubble-walled yards on W side.


Left end has large fireplace beam for lost wicker hood, and two oak ceiling beams. One beam has thin hollow and ogee mouldings on one side, C17 or early C18, perhaps re-used. Copper and bread oven in end wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as part of the fine group of farmbuildings at Castell-du. Group value.

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