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Latitude: 52.4841 / 52°29'2"N
Longitude: -3.9821 / 3°58'55"W
OS Eastings: 265498
OS Northings: 289205
OS Grid: SN654892
Mapcode National: GBR 8X.JL5L
Mapcode Global: VH4F0.XTNJ
Entry Name: The Black Lion Hotel
Listing Date: 19 September 1997
Last Amended: 19 September 1997
Source ID: 18884
Building Class: Commercial
Location: Situated in centre of Talybont facing SW over the triangular green.
Built-Up Area: Tal-y-bont
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Mid C19 coaching inn, probably built after 1847 when Talybont Farmhouse, owned by the Gogerddan estate was marked on the Tithe Map on this site.
Squared green-grey dolerite with slate eaves roof and stone end stacks, corniced in slate. Long two-storey, five-window front possibly remodelled from earlier building, as right two windows are closer spaced and there is some different stonework in the lower angles. Paired brackets to eaves. Round arched windows with stone voussoirs, slate sills and casement-pair glazing with fixed Y-tracery fanlights. Centre half-glazed door, Y-tracery fanlight in porch on 4 timber octagonal posts with simple corniced flat top. Glazed panels between post heads. Right end wall has 12-pane first floor sash with brick head. Rear has 12-pane sashes to right and added extension to left.
A substantial coaching inn within a picturesque C19 facade, unusual in the overall use of arched openings.
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