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Toll Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.9544 / 51°57'15"N

Longitude: -4.3641 / 4°21'50"W

OS Eastings: 237640

OS Northings: 231077

OS Grid: SN376310

Mapcode National: GBR DD.M04M

Mapcode Global: VH3L2.94QK

Entry Name: Toll Cottage

Listing Date: 10 July 1998

Last Amended: 19 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20116

Building Class: Transport

Location: On W side of A 484, in loop of old road now by-passed.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Cynwyl Elfed

Community: Cynwyl Elfed

Locality: Cwmduad

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Early C19 toll house. According to local tradition replaced wooden toll house burned by Rebecca Rioters in 1847.


Single storey toll house with semi-hexagonal front. Rubble (lime-washed) with slate sills and rectangular hood moulds over windows; hipped slate roof, central rectangular stone chimney with tented slate cover. Central doorway (C20 stable door); to each side in splays, original narrow window openings with late C19/early C20 horned sash windows; similar window to L side (towards rear) has casement glazing.


Not inspected but, said to be divided into 2 rooms by transverse wall with fireplace, front room has recess said to have been used for toll monies; doorway to rear room which has modern partition forming kitchen/bathroom.

Reasons for Listing

Well-preserved early C19 toll house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Nantclawdd Isaf
    Situated on the N side of Cwmduad, high on the E side of the Afon Cloddi valley.
  • II Pantyffynnon Isaf
    Situated some 1km S of the centre of Hermon, down a track off the E side of the B4333.
  • II Blaencerdin
    At the roadside, on the opposite side and to north of Capel Hermon.
  • II Waunyrhafod
    Situated near the centre of Hermon, down a track off the W side of the B4333.

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