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Stable Range at Hafod and attached courtyard walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontarfynach, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3437 / 52°20'37"N

Longitude: -3.8225 / 3°49'21"W

OS Eastings: 275942

OS Northings: 273302

OS Grid: SN759733

Mapcode National: GBR 93.THHS

Mapcode Global: VH4FW.PCK4

Entry Name: Stable Range at Hafod and attached courtyard walls

Listing Date: 3 September 1999

Last Amended: 16 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22276

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated just NE of site of demolished Hafod mansion.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Pontarfynach

Community: Pontarfynach

Locality: Hafod

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Stable range to Hafod, dated 1882, built for John Waddingham, who purchased the estate in 1870. The stable is the closest surviving building to the site of Thomas Johnes' mansion demolished in mid C20. It comprised two stables in the N range and one room and a pair of coach-houses in the E range. The previous stable court occupied the S and E sides of the court, and the wall on the W is the rear wall of the service court of the mansion.

Exterior

Rubble-stone single storey L-plan stable range with slate eaves roofs and low gabled ventilators. Blue brick detail, including keystones with impressed decoration and quarter-round moulded eaves cornice. Round-arched openings. S front is symmetrical with window to outer bays and doors flanking paired central windows. Boarded doors with 2-pane fanlights. Windows are 6-pane casements with similar tilting fanlights. Blue brick arches, rusticated jambs and moulded keystones. Slate sills.
W front of E range has similar door and paired windows to left. Paired large coach-entries to right with brick pier, jambs and round arches. Datestone between arches inscribed 'J.W.1882'. Blank gable ends with overhanging verges.
N rear wall has pair of arched windows to right.
Building overlooks a lawned court with short low rubble wall running S from S end of E range to taller rubble wall running along S side of court, with late C19 blue-brick archway towards right (arch with moulded keystone on outer S face). Iron gate. Buttress to right of arch. W side of court has high rubble wall running N-S, with traces of various blocked openings. At N end, running W is single storey outbuilding with roof hipped to W and W hipped porch. N wall has door and window to left, broader shuttered window to right. Porch has N door. S side has broad shuttered window left of centre.

Interior

S facing range has stalls intact with high boarded sides and iron grilles above. Doors into stalls have cast-iron posts with plain over-arches rising from ball finials. Terracotta floor paving.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed and well-preserved later C19 estate stable building, and for historic association with the Hafod estate.

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