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Dryslwyn-fawr Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanarthney (Llanarthne), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8585 / 51°51'30"N

Longitude: -4.1015 / 4°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 255374

OS Northings: 219857

OS Grid: SN553198

Mapcode National: GBR DQ.T599

Mapcode Global: VH4J1.VKK3

Entry Name: Dryslwyn-fawr Farmhouse

Listing Date: 19 May 1999

Last Amended: 19 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21746

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: To the west side of the B4297 about 500m south of Dryslwyn Castle. Approached through a large farmyard surrounded by the buildings of the C19 model farm.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanarthney (Llanarthne)

Community: Llanarthney

Locality: Dryslwyn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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A late-C18 farmhouse on the Cawdor estate. The house and most of its farmland is in Llangathen Parish. The date 1786 is found inside and may be reliable.
David Griffiths (1797-1869), who was recorded as the tenant in 1839 and 1847, was probably the tenant under whom Dryslwyn-fawr became regarded as a model farm for the Cawdor estate.


A symmetrical three-window farmhouse of three storeys, with a later additional two-storey range of two windows at left with a roof at slightly lower level. Single storey brick range leads forward into yard from left-hand extension. Rendered at front. The side and rear elevations are of uncoursed rubble. Slate roofs with tile ridge. Left end-chimney to the original part and an end-chimney to the additional unit, both rendered. At rear are several large extensions under catslide roofs. Modern rooflights at rear. At the front is an open porch with timber posts and a dentilled beam with an apron of coloured glass. Four-pane horned sash windows to the original part. Twelve-pane sash windows to the additional unit, including two at rear which are in brick-lined openings. The front door to the additional part is boarded, with transom and two-pane overlight.


The original part has a central entrance with hallway leading to stairs at rear. Turned balusters. The position of the stairs is altered, but the date 1786 is carved on a beam over them.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a gentry type estate farmhouse, and the centrepiece of a remarkably well preserved and complete model farmstead.

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