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Pentre Brain

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1785 / 52°10'42"N

Longitude: -3.997 / 3°59'49"W

OS Eastings: 263551

OS Northings: 255235

OS Grid: SN635552

Mapcode National: GBR DW.4TFL

Mapcode Global: VH4GK.NHTV

Entry Name: Pentre Brain

Listing Date: 30 September 1997

Last Amended: 30 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18948

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 1.2 km N of Pont Gogoyan on W side of road running N to A 485, approached by drive running uphill from junction some 450m E of A 487.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llanddewi Brefi (Llanddewibrefi)

Community: Llanddewi Brefi

Locality: Gogoyan

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Farmhouse dated 1852, built for David Walters.


Colourwashed rubble stone with slate roofs, and stone end stacks. Two-storey, three-window main range, offset to right. Hornless 12-pane sashes with stone slab lintels and sills. Door of 6 flush panels and traceried overlight. Plaque affixed above door, 'David Walters built this house in the year 1852'. Small loft light on right end wall and lean-to. Rear two 16-pane first floor sashes. Lower service range to front left with 9-pane sash to loft, 16-pane sash below and door to right. Left end large stone stack. Outside stone steps to loft door on end wall.


Main house has stone external walls only and plank partitions to centre passage and between front and rear rooms on both floors. Ground floor left kitchen has large stone flags and wide fireplace. Parlour to right has marble fireplace. 6-panel doors. Narrow rooms to rear. Boarded panelling to stair, stick balusters to loft stairs. Upstairs doors are plank, not panelled. Roof collar trusses are partly re-used.

Service wing has three heavy beams, upper floor is entered only from outside stairs.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a completely unaltered mid C19 farmhouse, still in late Georgian style and now rare in this region.

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  • II* Pont Gogoyan
    Situated some 2.25 km WSW of Llanddewi Brefi, on minor road between B4343 and A485.

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