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West Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.857 / 51°51'25"N

Longitude: -4.0478 / 4°2'52"W

OS Eastings: 259069

OS Northings: 219587

OS Grid: SN590195

Mapcode National: GBR DT.T0MQ

Mapcode Global: VH4J2.SLG8

Entry Name: West Lodge

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22184

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the main (west) entrance to Golden Grove park, in Golden Grove village.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Locality: Golden Grove Park

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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A 'west lodge' is first mentioned in the Census of 1881, and a small lodge is indicated at this location on the 1886 Ordnance Survey. This map shows the L-shaped part of the present building closest to the road, to which a lower-roofed north range in similar style has subsequently been added. The date of the enlargement is unclear but there is known to have been much building activity on the estate in c1900.


Single-storey lodge in the same picturesque manner as the other gate lodges of Golden Grove, but built, exceptionally, in yellow brick. A range parallel to the road and a forward wing at left; entrance porch in the angle at right. Large-slate roof with metal ridge. Octagonal brick chimneys on weathered offsets. Scolloped timber bargeboards, timber finials.
At front is a small canted bay window in the gable, with slate roof, above which is a cement lozenge with the name 'west lodge'. Four-pane lights, stone sill. At right is a four-post porch beneath a low-pitched slate roof. Central gablet over the entrance: V-struts and curved braces. Four-panel door. Fixed-light windows each side with a row of turned balusters beneath; similar detailing in the return at the right side.
Left side elevation: mullion-and-transom window at left with two lights of four panes; stone sill, altered head (concrete lintel). Altered window at right. Right side elevation: mullion window with two lights of four panes.
Rear range added in similar colour brick.

Reasons for Listing

A later addition to the landscaping of the environs of Golden Grove, of importance as maintaining the picturesque theme of gate-lodge design; subsequent enlargement maintaining this style.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Gate Piers at West Lodge
    At the main (west) entrance to Golden Grove Park, in Golden Grove village.
  • II April Cottage, formerly the Almshouses
    To the east side of Golden Grove village, facing the street opposite the Vicarage.
  • 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 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 Waun-y-fedwen
    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
  • 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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