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Tir Glan Cennen

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

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Latitude: 51.8568 / 51°51'24"N

Longitude: -4.0134 / 4°0'48"W

OS Eastings: 261439

OS Northings: 219497

OS Grid: SN614194

Mapcode National: GBR DV.T94F

Mapcode Global: VH4J3.DL4F

Entry Name: Tir Glan Cennen

Listing Date: 24 November 1998

Last Amended: 24 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20910

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on W bank of the Cennen reached by footbridge from Meusydd Mill, previous access may have been from Park Lane Farm off A476.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandeilo

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen)

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen

Locality: Meusydd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Farmhouse, probably mid C18, two-room plan with end-entry, relatively uncommon in region. Marked on the Llandeilo Fawr Tithe map as owned by Joseph Gulston of Derwydd, occupied by Griffith Jones, with 11.34 hectares. Roof cladding gone 1998.


Farmhouse, whitewashed rubble stone with large stone end wall stacks, larger to right. Roof formerly slated. Two storeys, 2-unit end entry plan. Front has two first floor windows under eaves, one near central, the other left of centre. Two ground floor windows one aligned with near-centre loft window, other to left, both with stone voussoirs. Right end wall has entrance door set inside attractive hipped early C19 stone porch arched on all three faces, but only entrance arch still unblocked. Stone voussoirs to arches. A lean-to to right of porch has been altered with low-pitched C20 roof. Rear wall has first floor casement-pair lighting stair to right of centre and two ground floor windows, that to left of centre with timber lintel, and square window to right with stone voussoirs. Blocked window with stone voussoirs to extreme left. Windows were generally small-paned casements throughout. N end fine external stack offset 3 times on left twice on right. Blocked window with stone voussoirs left, door with timber lintel right.


Two room plan, with stairs against rear wall in centre, stairs mostly collapsed. Roof of 5 bays, without slates (1998), C19 or C20 pine trusses. Ground floor oak beams and remains of oak joists. Oak large timber lintel to S end fireplace, partly infilled. Small N end fireplace, blank window to right. Small first floor fireplace above.

Reasons for Listing

Included notwithstanding condition as a good example of a C18 end-entry farmhouse (a type becoming rare in the region) with later unusual arched porch.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Barn at Tir Glan Cennen
    Situated to S of Tir Glan Cennen farm house, facing N.
  • II Talhardd
    Situated by railway in Cennen valley some 3km south of Llandeilo, down farm track off A 476 some 800m SW of junction with B 4300.
  • II Pont-y-wern
    In park landscape about 500m to the east of Golden Grove, carrying the private drive from the East (Llandeilo) Lodge to the Mansion. It crosses a small stream in a deep narrow valley.
  • II East Lodge
    Situated some 1.5 km E of Ffairfach on the S side of the Llanarthne road, B4300.
  • II Milestone on B4300
    Situated on S side of B4300 some 2km W of Ffairfach, and some 250m W of East Lodge.
  • II Derwydd Walled Garden and Gazebo
    Immediately to the north of Derwydd Mansion. The gazebo stands outside the garden at north, the walls of the latter ramped up to its front wall. Gates to the garden at east, west and south.
  • II Golden Grove Inner East Gate
    At the east entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the house.
  • II Eagle Lodge
    Within the park of Golden Grove, about 400m south of the North Lodge, to the north side of the drive to the Mansion. Low stone wall at front and side with iron railings; two monolith gatepiers to the

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