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A Grade II Listed Building in Llangain, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8112 / 51°48'40"N

Longitude: -4.3546 / 4°21'16"W

OS Eastings: 237781

OS Northings: 215131

OS Grid: SN377151

Mapcode National: GBR DD.X2JX

Mapcode Global: VH3LN.GQSW

Entry Name: Llwyn-du

Listing Date: 4 December 2000

Last Amended: 4 December 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24449

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to the E of the B4312 some 1km SW of the centre of the village of Llangain.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llangain (Llan-gain)

Community: Llangain

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Smaller country house, probably a mid to later C19 enlargement of an early C19 house. It is mentioned in 1821-3 as occupied by Captain Henry Harding and in the 1830s as occupied by Frederick Philipps JP, (d 1838). Owned in 1906 by Charles Bankes Davies.


Country house, stucco with hipped slate roof and rendered brick chimneys, one each end and one off-centre on main ridge. Eaves project with cyma-moulded brackets. Two-storey, six-window SW front of 12-pane sashes with stucco hoodmoulds. Glazed door in ground floor third bay may replace a window. Rendered right end wall, windowless to left, door in added glazed porch to right on side wall of rear wing, sash to right of porch with Gothic glazing bars. Two sashes above, with marginal glazing bars. Roughcast left end wall with small lean-to addition behind crenellated SW wall. One ground floor window with Gothic glazing bars left of centre, one first floor left 12-pane sash. Rear has projecting broad hipped wings each side and recessed hipped projection to centre, presumably original stair tower. Left wing is windowless with end stack. Recessed centre gable has added glazed lean-to below and large sash window above flanked by small sashes. Right wing has 12-pane sash at mid height left, lighting present stair, and to first floor right, and sash with Gothic glazing bars ground floor right.
From SE corner extend an L-plan range of single storey outbuildings, a short section running SE and range with 3 doors running NE with SW end truncated stack, roughcast, formerly whitewashed.


Spine corridor plan with principal rooms to SW and staircase to NE. Late C19 stair with ball-finial to turned newel and some later C19 tiling to corridor in front. Six-panel doors. Some floral plaster ceiling borders.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a smaller country house in the late Georgian manner, complete with outbuildings in a little altered group.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Coach-house at Llwyn-du
    Situated just SE of the house at Llwyn-du, E of the B4312 some 1km SW of the centre of the village of Llangain.
  • II Stable court at Llwyn-du
    Situated just S of the house at Llwyn-du, E of the B4312 some 1km SW of the centre of the village of Llangain.
  • II Stable and coach-house at Fern Hill
    Situated just to the SW of Fern Hill which is some 3 km E of Llangynog village.
  • II Fern Hill
    Situated to the W of Fernhill Brook, on the N side of a minor road to Llangynog village which is some 3 km to the W.

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