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A Grade II Listed Building in Llangeitho, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2218 / 52°13'18"N

Longitude: -4.0307 / 4°1'50"W

OS Eastings: 261382

OS Northings: 260115

OS Grid: SN613601

Mapcode National: GBR DT.24W7

Mapcode Global: VH4GC.3F04

Plus Code: 9C4Q6XC9+PP

Entry Name: Tan-yr-Allt

Listing Date: 15 October 1997

Last Amended: 15 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19010

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 800m NW of Llangeitho, on W side of lane that runs N from B4342 W of Pont y Capel. On steep slope above Cwm Sissyllt.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Tregaron

Community: Llangeitho

Community: Llangeitho

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Later C18 or early C19 thatched cottage. On the 1841 Tithe Map schedule Tan-yr-Allt was listed as a holding of approximately 9.2 hectares (23 acres), owned by Rees Davies and occupied by Hugh Hughes.


Cob faced with whitewashed rubble stone and corrugated iron roof over thatch. Painted brick stack to right. Two 9-pane pivot windows with timber lintels and stone sills. Centre C20 door in enlarged doorway. Small C20 whitewashed extensions to left and right. Small window to rear.


Original cottage has whitewashed rendered cob walls with four oak posts to each long side on ground floor. Ceiling has three irregularly spaced transverse beams, the centre one a C20 replacement, and lateral beams, laid flat to S section, and floorboards. Later C19 brick chimneybreast on N end with bread oven to left. Two C20 wooden stairs on opposite corners. First floor has four oak collar trusses scarfed to the corresponding four ground floor posts.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved cob-walled thatched cottage of regional character, this one faced in stone. The type is restricted to the Aeron valley, and this is the best surviving example in the Llangeitho area.

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