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Latitude: 52.2405 / 52°14'25"N
Longitude: -4.0217 / 4°1'18"W
OS Eastings: 262051
OS Northings: 262182
OS Grid: SN620621
Mapcode National: GBR DV.0T8X
Mapcode Global: VH4G5.7YQ9
Entry Name: Cwrt Mawr
Listing Date: 15 October 1997
Last Amended: 15 October 1997
Source ID: 19005
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated in landscaped grounds some 2.5 km N of Llangeitho, approached by long drive running S from B4577 2km W of Tyncelyn crossroads.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Country house of c1845, extended to rear in 1870s. In 1833 Cwrt Mawr was described as an ancient mansion, now a farm. The Rev. John Daniel was owner in 1830, and, on 1841 schedule to the Llangeitho Tithe Map, Cwrt Mawr was owned by the Rev. Daniel, occupied by David John. As the accompanying Tithe Map does not mark buildings it is not possible to say if this is the present house. A sale advertisement of 1850 describes a 'commodious house' with gardens, presumably the present house. The estate was bought by Robert J. Davies of Aberystwyth, and passed to his son John H. Davies, Principal of University College, Aberystwyth 1919-26.
Colourwashed rubble stone with slate hipped roof and brick end stacks. Large three-storey, three-window front range with eaves brackets, 6-pane sashes to attic, 12-pane to first floor and canted bays to ground floor. Hornless sashes, stone voussoirs and slate sills. Ground floor bays have 4-pane sashes to sides, 12-pane to front, flat roofs and painted brick bases. Centre half-glazed door with fanlight. Timber columned porch with bulbous columns on chamfered bases, matching responds and bracket cornice.
Added rear ranges are in matching style to same roof height with paired gables to rear court. Right end has no windows to original range then added two-window range to right. This has large tripartite 4-12-4-pane sashes each floor to left, and, to right, small ground floor window and long 4-light casements to each upper floor. Brick heads and slate sills. Brick ridge and end stacks. Left end has two inserted arched windows with brick heads to original ground floor. Added range to left has close-spaced 3-window range of 12-pane sashes, door in ground floor right bay. Brick heads, slate sills. Twin-gabled rear has eaves brackets and brick stacks. Single storey NW outbuilding beyond with brick stack, 16-pane sash and door facing garden, 9-pane fixed window to rear yard.
Broad central hall with elliptical arch. Stick balusters to stairs, 6-panel doors. C19 marble fireplace to left room and sideboard recess.
Listed as a substantial late Georgian style country house.