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Barn and attached wall at Gelmast

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontarfynach, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3648 / 52°21'53"N

Longitude: -3.7985 / 3°47'54"W

OS Eastings: 277634

OS Northings: 275603

OS Grid: SN776756

Mapcode National: GBR 94.S3DT

Mapcode Global: VH5C5.3TQJ

Entry Name: Barn and attached wall at Gelmast

Listing Date: 19 February 1998

Last Amended: 16 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19380

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On W side of farmstead at Gelmast, defining W side, and S wall of farmstead.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Pontarfynach

Community: Pontarfynach

Locality: Cwmystwyth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Part of Thomas Johnes' experimental farm of c1807-7, forming the W side of a 3-sided farm-court. The late C19 OS map shows some kind of link building between N end of barn and W end of the range with the farmhouse. The barn roof was replaced in C20 after a fire.


Stone barn with corrugated roof. Walls have small square ventilation holes, two rows on E, facing yard, and one on W. E side is obscured by a later addition in corrugated iron, original door within to left. N gable has boarded door and loading door above. W side has large barn door to centre. S end has door with concrete lintel. At right angles, to S, stone boundary wall of farmyard drops down from circa 3m to circa 1.5m; gatepier at E end. The wall encloses the S side of the yard, with the similar wall attached to the cow-house opposite.


Five bays, with modern softwood trusses.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as integral part of Thomas Johnes' experimental farm at Gelmast. Group value with other listed buildings on site.

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