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A Grade II Listed Building in Gelligaer, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6784 / 51°40'42"N

Longitude: -3.273 / 3°16'22"W

OS Eastings: 312078

OS Northings: 198500

OS Grid: ST120985

Mapcode National: GBR HT.5FFM

Mapcode Global: VH6DD.721P

Plus Code: 9C3RMPHG+8R

Entry Name: Pen-heol-Adam

Listing Date: 18 July 2001

Last Amended: 18 July 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25533

Building Class: Domestic

ID on this website: 300025533

Location: NE of Gelligaer village, on high farmland near the open moorland of Gelligar Common, reached by a short track from the (Roman) road.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Gelligaer

Community: Gelligaer

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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RCAHMW gives date c 1700 and suggests gable end wall to right may have been rebuilt. Tithe Map of 1842 shows separate barn.


Small farmhouse. Built of colour-washed stone rubble with replaced corrugated roof sweeping lower to rear, rendered end stacks. Single storey and attic. Central doorway with gabled porch, single window each side: 6 pane casement to left and 6-pane sash to right; half dormer above centre left. Gable end facing road has 2 later windows. Farm range with slate roof and later lean-to at front extends to left. Set within a small walled garden possibly incorporating a former privy.


RCAHMW plan shows direct entry into main living room with fireplace in end wall left with stairs beside and second partitioned room to right. RCAHMW tables indicate joist beam ceilings, timber partition, and roof truss with collar.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare survival of a small little altered regional farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Trelewis War Memorial
    On the W side of High Street, c50m S of the junction with Glyn Bargoed.
  • II Church of St Catwg
    Fronting the main crossroads in the village centre, within a churchyard which backs onto the site of Gaer Fawr, a Roman Fort.
  • II Horeb Baptist Church
    Located in a terrace of cottages next to Gelligaer graveyard, a very small front courtyard being formed by iron railings and gate.

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