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Blaenycwm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0032 / 52°0'11"N

Longitude: -3.8813 / 3°52'52"W

OS Eastings: 270953

OS Northings: 235528

OS Grid: SN709355

Mapcode National: GBR Y0.HZX5

Mapcode Global: VH4HD.NXY8

Entry Name: Blaenycwm

Listing Date: 20 July 1999

Last Amended: 20 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22020

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 3km S of Porthyrhyd and some 600m E of Cwm Cynwal.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llanwrda

Community: Llanwrda

Community: Llanwrda

Locality: Cwm Cynwal

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Farmhouse probably C17 in origins with massive cruck roof trusses and curved rear stair projection for a stone winding stair by the chimney. Evidence was found that this stair tower is an early addition. The house was originally thatched. Church has memorial to David Price of Blaenycwm d.1807 and his wife, d.1789. Marked on 1837 Tithe map as owned by David Jones Lewis of Gilfach and occupied by Evan Jones, with 106 acres (42.93 hectares). Photograph in Royal Commission shows front whitewashed.

Exterior

Farmhouse and byre in line, small two-storey rubble stone house with slate roof and stone end stacks. The roof was formerly thatch and has been raised slightly in C20 renewal.
Double-fronted with renewed casement pair windows, one to centre left, one to right above, one to left, one to right below, and centre half-glazed door. Rear wall has door, window and, to right, curved projection for winding stair. S end has C20 small loft window.
Byre to left has tin roof and painted rendered walls. Door, window, blockwork addition, window and door. Lower end wall and part of rear rebuilt in blockwork.

Interior

Two-room plan, massive fireplace beam in S room, stone jambs chamfered. Four large beams to ground floor. Small N fireplace. Stone winding stairs in SW corner, apparently added, 12 steps, one small window in stair tower to S. Massive cruck trusses, one against main chimney, one at partition, feet visible in lower walls. Said to be full crucks not scarfed, with morticed collars and apex pieces. Heavy purlins. Partition is of thick in-and-out oak planks.
Byre has 3 scarfed cruck trusses with pegged collars and pegged apex pieces. Blocked door at upper end into house.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a smaller farmstead of C17 origins, cruck framed throughout, with massive timbers and unusual projecting stone stair.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cwm Cynwal
    Approximately 4.5km N of Llanwrda. Reached E off A 482 across Afon Dulais and set in the slope beside the hill road; sloping farmyard and narrow forecourt.
  • II Byre attached to Ty'n Coed
    Reached at end of track off A482 near Hafod Bridge.
  • II Ty'n Coed
    Reached at end of track off A482 near Hafod Bridge.

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