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A Grade II Listed Building in Bow Street, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4457 / 52°26'44"N

Longitude: -4.0255 / 4°1'31"W

OS Eastings: 262432

OS Northings: 285014

OS Grid: SN624850

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.M1HH

Mapcode Global: VH4F6.5SQG

Plus Code: 9C4QCXWF+7Q

Entry Name: Penrhiw

Listing Date: 12 November 1997

Last Amended: 12 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19060

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the E side of the A487 towards upper end of Bow Street, opposite Maes Afallen estate, attached to Arwel to S.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Tirymynach

Community: Tirymynach

Locality: Bow Street

Built-Up Area: Bow Street

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Earlier C19 lofted cottage, apparently earth-walled, two-room deep plan. Attached to Arwel, a larger double-fronted cottage to S, this heavily altered. Small lean-to shop on N end. Buildings are shown on site on the Tithe Map of 1847.


Small lofted cottage, part of a short terrace. Painted, lined stucco over earth walls, with gabled slated roof and one late C19 yellow-brick N end chimney. Flush eaves and verge. Single-unit, double-pile plan. W front of just one door to extreme right and one central hornless 12-pane sash. Door is ledged with 6-pane overlight. Window has slate sill. N end has 2 small slate-roofed lean-tos and 4-pane horned sash to loft. Render has fallen away to expose earth walling in gable. Lean-to has similar stucco and a single tilting 12-pane window. N end has door to former shop to left. Lean-to to left is slightly higher, also with ledged-door. Rear is rendered with exposed patches of earth. Transom and mullion casement window, and small 2-light casement to left. Three small ruinous brick outshuts.


Front door opens to enclosed S end stair. Front room has plastered walls with exposed patch of wattle/daub partition. Slate-flagged floor, exposed joists and ledge and brace doors. N fireplace with range. Door on left to outshut with bread-oven. Glazed wall-cabinet. Rear parlour also with 2 glazed cabinets. Under-stair door to dairy with slate cold-slab and tiled floor. Stair leads to 2 attic rooms, with centre collar-truss partition and door. Roof-timbers are adze-dressed square, with iron bolts to collars.

Reasons for Listing

A rare example of the smaller earth-walled cottages of the region retaining early character in plan and details.

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  • II Cambrian House
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  • II Milestone on E side of A 487
    Situated in rubble stone wall near the centre of Bow Street, on the E side of the A487.
  • II Capel y Garn
    Situated, at the N end of the linear village of Bow Street, on the W side of the A 487, in iron-railed forecourt.
  • II Ty'n Rhos
    Situated some 800m SE of Rhydypennau on N side of lane.
  • II Milestone near Pont Rhyd-hir
    Situated on the E side of the A487 just S of the railway bridge at Pont Rhyd-hir.
  • II Bridge at Plas Gogerddan
    Situated some 40 m W of Plas Gogerddan, spanning Nant Clarach
  • II Plas Gogerddan
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  • II Court Villa
    Situated on road side some 600m E of Plas Gogerddan, at the W end of a row of houses.

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