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Hen-gwm

A Grade II Listed Building in Tirymynach, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4323 / 52°25'56"N

Longitude: -4.0541 / 4°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 260448

OS Northings: 283574

OS Grid: SN604835

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.MSKB

Mapcode Global: VH4FC.P447

Entry Name: Hen-gwm

Listing Date: 12 November 1997

Last Amended: 12 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19071

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the E side of the B 4572 approached by drive some 200m S of Pont Llangorwen.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Tirymynach

Community: Tirymynach

Locality: Llangorwen

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Earlier C19 house much enlarged in mid to later C19 for the Cwmcynfelin estate. In 1841 used as vicarage by the Rev Lewis Gilbertson, first vicar of All Saints' Church, Llangorwen. No building is shown in this location on the O.S. map of 1823, but it is possible that an earlier building was remodelled as one chimney looks of older date. Occupied in 1881 by John Clarke, estate gamekeeper. Ffynnon-ddu has similar latticed glazing and is dated 1864.

Exterior

Two-storey, approximately L-plan estate farmhouse, with older part the W cross-wing, and long E wing apparently built in 2 phases. Whitewashed stucco on main W and N fronts, whitewashed rubble-stone to rear S side. Slate roofs, with small slates, and flush eaves and verges, except for W wing, which has a projecting N verge. Yellow-brick gable-end chimneys and one ridge stack on E wing. Windows generally 2-light casements with timber latticed glazing-bars.
W range has very substantial external stone chimney breast raised in brick at S end, indicating an earlier building remodelled, and a small yellow brick N stack. 2 ground-floor windows off-set to left, and 2 slightly smaller, evenly spaced upper windows. Lean-to on S end with C 20 glazed-door, and apparent end entry into W range next to end-chimney. N gable-end has 2 similar windows each floor. Long range (the E wing) set-back to left, the ridge stack marking construction break. Right inner part has 4-panel door to right, with 2 glazed panels. Moulded door-hood over with house name and unclear date, either 1642 or 1842. Window to left and 2 smaller windows above. Left part has 2 window range, similar detail. E gable end has door to left of centre, with a single latticed upper panel. Small casement over. Both openings have brick cambered-heads. Plastic French window on left of door. Rear S side is rubble stone, outshut.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a distinctively detailed estate farmhouse with unusual timber latticed glazing.

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  • II Pont Llangorwen
    Road bridge carrying B4572 over the Afon Clarach, in picturesque location immediately S of Llangorwen Church.
  • II* Church of All Saints
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  • II No 2 The Cross
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  • II No 3 The Cross
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  • II Crow's Nest, No 4 The Cross
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  • II Fynnon Ddu
    Situated to W of B 4572 some 300m W of Pont Llangorwen.

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