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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8558 / 51°51'20"N

Longitude: -4.0484 / 4°2'54"W

OS Eastings: 259026

OS Northings: 219447

OS Grid: SN590194

Mapcode National: GBR DT.T6GP

Mapcode Global: VH4J2.SM47

Entry Name: Waun-y-fedwen

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22183

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: To the south-west of the village of Golden Grove, about 150m south of the Vicarage, set back behind a large garden. Hedge to roadside with iron gate, hedge to left separating house site from lane and

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Locality: Golden Grove Village

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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The house is marked on the draft OS plan of c1813. In 1839 it was recorded as part of the estate of Earl Cawdor, occupied with about 70 acres (28.35 hectares) by Phillip Perkins. The north unit appears to be the original house, probably C18; the south unit, which is the main part of the house now, being probably mid C19.


The left part is of two windows and two storeys; symmetrical front elevation with central door. Local irregularly squared limestone with brick dressings to doorway and windows block-bonded to the general masonry; segmental brick heads. Slate roof with tile ridge. Brick end-chimneys. Generous roof verge running outside the chimneys. Modern boarded and semi-glazed front door. Four-pane sash-windows with exposed frames.
The right part is set at a lower ground level and is of 1½ storeys, with a much lower roof in tandem. Cream painted rubble masonry. Slate roof with tile ridge. Boarded door with two glass panes left of centre; small window above, two small windows below, all frames replaced.

Reasons for Listing

A house combining vernacular features of the 18th and 19th centuries, also listed for group value with the other listed buildings of Golden Grove village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Awelaur, formerly the Vicarage
    At the south-west of Golden Grove village, on a large site about 150m south of the church. Gates to east. Detached coach-house to north east, small detached latrine to north of service wing.
  • II Gate Piers at West Lodge
    At the main (west) entrance to Golden Grove Park, in Golden Grove village.
  • II West Lodge
    At the main (west) entrance to Golden Grove park, in Golden Grove village.
  • II Awelaur (former Vicarage) Coach-house
    Detached to the north-east of Awelaur.
  • II Awelaur (former Vicarage) Servants' Latrine
    Detached at north side of Awelaur, close to the former servants' wing of the house. A screen wall conceals it from the garden.
  • II April Cottage, formerly the Almshouses
    To the east side of Golden Grove village, facing the street opposite the Vicarage.
  • II* Church of St Michael
    In the village of Golden Grove to the west of the street, nearly opposite to Golden Grove park entrance. Stone-walled churchyard with stile; lychgate separately listed.
  • II Lychgate of St Michael's Church
    At the rear of a small open area shared by the church and the village school, to the west side of Golden Grove village. Stile in churchyard wall adjacent.

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