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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair-ar-y-bryn, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.109 / 52°6'32"N

Longitude: -3.7713 / 3°46'16"W

OS Eastings: 278790

OS Northings: 247107

OS Grid: SN787471

Mapcode National: GBR Y5.995Z

Mapcode Global: VH5DJ.L833

Entry Name: Nantyffin

Listing Date: 25 February 1999

Last Amended: 25 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21419

Building Class: Recreational

Location: Situated approximately 100m N of the Church of Saint Paulinus in the valley of the Afon Tywi, some 3.5km N of the centre of Rhandirmwyn.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandovery

Community: Llanfair-ar-y-bryn

Community: Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn

Locality: Ystradffin

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Small mid C19 cottage, not marked on 1841 Tithe map. Repaired and converted as information and sales point for the RSPB Dinas bird reserve. Within is a particularly good example of the plastered lath chimney hood typical of Cardiganshire and N Carmarthenshire and the thatch is preserved under a metal-sheet roof.


Cottage, rubble stone with metal sheet roof, over surviving thatch, and C20 reconstructed wooden chimney at S end. Front wall stonework substantially rebuilt, there may have been some clay-walling originally. Small window each side of door, all with timber-lintels, the door lintel higher with small square light over, under eaves. Right window has renewed lintel, renewed door and windows. Blank end walls.


Converted into single-room shop. At S end survives the 'wicker' chimney hood, actually of plastered and whitewashed lath in a curving shape carried on centre of a full- width timber beam. C20 whitewashed stone cupboards each side of fire, built up to timber beam level. Roof has tie-beam and collar trusses, rough rafters, and bracken underthatch visible.

Reasons for Listing

Included for the survival of the 'wicker' chimney-hood and as an example of the smallest upland cottages, now rare in the area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Paulinus
    Situated just W of the minor road leading to Llyn Brianne in the valley of the Afon Tywi, some 3.5km N of the centre of Rhandirmwyn.
  • II Ystradffin
    Situated E of the minor road leading to Llyn Brianne in the valley of the Afon Tywi, some 3.5km N of the centre of Rhandirmwyn.

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