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Crow's Nest, No 4 The Cross

A Grade II Listed Building in Tirymynach, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4357 / 52°26'8"N

Longitude: -4.0583 / 4°3'29"W

OS Eastings: 260175

OS Northings: 283963

OS Grid: SN601839

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.MRFL

Mapcode Global: VH4FC.L1XM

Entry Name: Crow's Nest, No 4 The Cross

Listing Date: 12 November 1997

Last Amended: 12 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19065

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Third cottage W of crossroads in row of three on the NW side of the cross-roads at Clarach.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Tirymynach

Community: Tirymynach

Locality: Clarach

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Earlier C 19 cottage, once owned by the Cwmcynfelin estate. The row is shown on the Tithe Map of 1847, but not on the O.S. map of 1823.


Small, one and a half storey croglofft cottage, with white-painted random-rubble walls. Roof has small slates, with flush eaves, and a stone end-chimney, shared with No 3, with deep flaunching over. S front has boarded door slightly right of centre, with wall-plate lintel over. Small 2-light casement to left, larger window to right of door with inset small 1-2-1-light bay window, both windows C20. Small roof-light on left side of roof, another above door.


Small inner lobby, with narrow railed stair on left side, leading to low croglofft bedroom. Ledged door into kitchen/living room, with flag-stone floor. Roof over is open up to level of truss collar. Roof above has 2 adzed oak collar-trusses, with pegged joints and low tie-beams. Stone chimney in E wall, with early C20 open fire-grate. Ledged door into parlour, presently a bedroom. Croglofft bedroom is over parlour, former open front and ladder, now replaced by lobby stair. Ledged door to rear outshut with kitchen and bath-room.

Reasons for Listing

A surviving croglofft cottage, retaining early plan and much of its original fabric. Group value as part of a row of 3 traditional lofted cottages.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II No 3 The Cross
    Second of a row of three one-and-a-half-storey cottages, with pavement frontage, on NW side of Clarach crossroads.
  • II No 2 The Cross
    Eastern house of a row of three cottages on NW side of crossroads in Clarach, on intersection.
  • II* Church of All Saints
    Situated in Clarach valley, on E side of B 4572 just S of Clarach crossroads and just N of Pont Llangorwen.
  • II Pont Llangorwen
    Road bridge carrying B4572 over the Afon Clarach, in picturesque location immediately S of Llangorwen Church.
  • II Llangorwen Cottage
    Situated immediately S of Pont Llangorwen, on S side of Clarach river near Llangorwen church.
  • II Church Hall
    Situated on the N side of the Llangorwen-Bow Street road, some 300m E of Clarach cross-roads.
  • II Fynnon Ddu
    Situated to W of B 4572 some 300m W of Pont Llangorwen.
  • II Hen-gwm
    Situated on the E side of the B 4572 approached by drive some 200m S of Pont Llangorwen.

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