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Ty Gwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanmadoc, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6175 / 51°37'3"N

Longitude: -4.2543 / 4°15'15"W

OS Eastings: 244025

OS Northings: 193373

OS Grid: SS440933

Mapcode National: GBR GR.11WL

Mapcode Global: VH3MP.6LRW

Entry Name: Ty Gwyn

Listing Date: 3 March 2000

Last Amended: 3 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22887

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Opposite Big House Farmhouse, set back from the village street.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton (Llangynydd, Llanmadog a Cheriton)

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton

Locality: Llanmadoc village

Built-Up Area: Llanmadoc

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Ty Gwyn was originally the bakehouse of the Big House farmhouse, later converted into a cottage.
This has an important historical association with Dr Ernest Jones (1879-1958), the leading English-language authority on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and its first practitioner in Wales, who is believed to have carried out much of his scientific thinking and writing from the 1920s to the 1950s here. Jones was director of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, founder and president of the International Psycho-Analytical Association and the British Psycho-Analylitical Society. He was born in Gowerton, was an early member of Plaid Cymru and a longstanding member of the Gower Society. From the 1930s Dr Jones lived at Ty Gwyn as his retreat from London. His ashes were laid in Cheriton churchyard on his daughter's grave.
Jones was the friend and biographer of Sigmund Freud, whom he first met in 1908; he was instrumental in helping Freud's escape from Austria in 1938. Freud died at Jones's home in London.


A small two-storey, two-window cottage in stone, rendered and painted white, with slate roof, tile ridge, and brick end-chimney at right. Recessed frames in small window openings to front elevation, central front door. Side entrance from adjacent lane at rear of left gable. Small rear extensions.


Described as one room down, one room up, with exposed beams.

Reasons for Listing

Listed mainly for the historical importance of Dr Ernest Jones and his creative work written within this building.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Big House Farmhouse
    South side of the main street of the village, 200 m south east of the church. Range of stone outbuildings to west. Stone garden walls to the front.
  • II Telephone Call-box to north of Post Office (01792 386237)
    At south side of village street, in front of former Post Office
  • II The Old Rectory
    At the west end of Llanmadoc Village, south of the churchyard.
  • II Church of St Madoc
    At W end of village. Rubble stone churchyard wall to south and east; iron gate with iron lamp arch. Graveyard enlarged to north. Cobble paving at entrance.
  • II Circular Pigsty near Pill House
    At left of path north from Frog Lane to Pill House.
  • II Trinity Presbyterian Chapel
    North side of the road leading SE from Llanmadoc to Cheriton. Stone wall to small forecourt, with iron railings and gate.
  • I Church of St Cadoc
    In the hamlet of Cheriton, east of Llanmadoc. Stone churchyard wall on three sides, with iron railing, gate, and lamp arch to east. Concrete path to church door. The grave stone (renewed) of Rev WD Da
  • II Glebe Farmhouse
    At west side of road, immediately north of St Cadoc's Church in Cheriton.

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