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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddeusant, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.9021 / 51°54'7"N

Longitude: -3.7636 / 3°45'48"W

OS Eastings: 278762

OS Northings: 224084

OS Grid: SN787240

Mapcode National: GBR Y5.QC44

Mapcode Global: VH5FH.QG67

Entry Name: Gorsddu

Listing Date: 10 November 1998

Last Amended: 10 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20825

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated near head of upper Sawdde valley, some 700must W of car-park for footpath to Llyn y Fan Fach.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llangadog

Community: Llanddeusant

Community: Llanddeusant

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Farmhouse, possibly earlier C17 in origin, from the deep-chamfered square joists, altered in earlier C19. Marked on the 1841 Tithe map as holding of 85 acres (34.4ha) owned by Howel Gwyn and occupied by Evan Evans.


Farmhouse and outbuilding in line, under single roof. Farmhouse is of colourwashed rubble stone, barn is whitewashed, close-eaved slate roof and one square roughcast stack between house and barn. House has been extended in C19 to right, full-height, with cambered-arched cart-entry in brick. Main part has 2 C20 windows each floor and centre 4-panel door. Ground floor windows are spaced slightly further out than those above. Stone slab lintels and stone sills. Rear lean-to. Barn or animal shelter to left added (straight joint) with one centre tall loft door over and slightly left of ground floor part-blocked door. Similar door further left. C20 addition to right. Blank rear wall.


Ground floor left room has square section chamfered and stopped joists, two heavy beams and massive chamfered beam to fireplace lintel. Narrow stair, board doors.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a farmhouse possibly of earlier C17 origins, with outbuilding in line, forming a good example of a regionally characteristic farmstead layout.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Blaensawdde
    Situated up long drive running E from bridge over the Mirhartach towards the bottom of lane running S from Llanddeusant church.
  • II Barn range at Blaensawdde
    Situated across farmyard to W of Blaensawdde farmhouse.
  • II* Church of St Simon and St Jude
    Situated on ridge above upper Sawdde valley some 2.5 km E of Twynllanan on road to Llyn y Fan Fach.
  • II Range of outbuildings at Cwmsawdde
    Situated to SE of Cwmsawdde farmhouse, facing over approach track.
  • II Cwmsawdde
    Situated some 400m S of the parish church, on E side of lane to Blaensawdde.

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