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A Grade II Listed Building in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8712 / 51°52'16"N

Longitude: -4.0025 / 4°0'9"W

OS Eastings: 262230

OS Northings: 221079

OS Grid: SN622210

Mapcode National: GBR DV.SCTS

Mapcode Global: VH4J3.K7WC

Plus Code: 9C3QVXCW+FX

Entry Name: Penycoed

Listing Date: 24 November 1998

Last Amended: 24 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20906

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated S of A 476, some 700m SW of Ffairfach, on rise overlooking Towy.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandeilo

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen)

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen

Locality: Ffairfach

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Late C18 or early C19 substantial farmhouse. One of a group of similar three-storey smaller gentry houses in the Community Council area, including Llys Cariad (Golden Grove estate c1800), Cae Glas (built for John Lewes 1786), Goetre (built 1787 by Morgan Morris, Carpenter), and Haulwen Lodge. Marked on the Llandeilo Fawr Tithe Map as owned by the Golden Grove estate, occupied by Margaret Nicholas, with 37.3 hectares.


Farmhouse, unpainted roughcast with slate close-eaved roofs. Three-storey, three-window main range and non-matching two-storey service wings in line. Main range has roughcast end stacks, small-paned sashes, 12-pane to main floor, 6-pane to attic and centre 6-panel door in fine timber doorcase with panelled piers and console brackets to open pedimental hood. Wing to left has one 6-pane upper centre window and two ground floor 12-pane windows. Wing to right is taller with two-window range of 12-pane sashes. Neither wing has a chimney. Right wing has further lower outbuilding attached to end wall. Rear of main house has centre small 12-pane stair-light only. W wing has gabled porch on rear wall. E wing has lean-to rear and E end outside stone steps to loft door.

Reasons for Listing

Included as the best example of the group of substantial late C18 and early C19 farmhouses in the area, and as part of a good farmstead group.

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