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Dolgoch Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.016 / 52°0'57"N

Longitude: -4.3903 / 4°23'25"W

OS Eastings: 236063

OS Northings: 237986

OS Grid: SN360379

Mapcode National: GBR DB.H5NL

Mapcode Global: VH3KN.VLCC

Entry Name: Dolgoch Mill

Listing Date: 15 August 2001

Last Amended: 15 August 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25714

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated down a short driveway leading over a watercourse, in a slight hollow, below the Drefelin Road.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandysul

Community: Llangeler

Community: Llangeler

Locality: Drefach Felindre

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

The woollen factory here was established in 1880, and by 1899, Henry Davies was the proprietor. By 1947, G. Brdlik was the proprietor, making dress fabrics here. It closed in 1963.

Exterior

Former water-powered woollen factory, known locally as Pensarn Mill, now residential units, comprising 2 ranges, one lower than the other, forming an L plan. Coursed slate rubble construction with brick heads to openings and some brick dressings, mainly 12-pane lights with small panes and swivelling 3-pane uppers. Slated roofs. Nine-bay taller range, upper windows under eaves, ground floor windows to bays 1, 3, 5, 8 and 9 and modern C20 timber doors with glazed upper panels to bays 2, 4 and 6. Bay 7 is a large boarded double door in timber beneath an outsize rough-cut timber lintel.
E gable end has small, modern brick stack and plain timber bargeboard. Attic window to L, 2 openings to 1st floor, widely spaced, similar glazing and brick heads.
Rear not inspected, but photographic evidence suggests 10-bay rear to higher range with replacement windows. Waterwheel survives to SW gable end, stamped 'Ellis Bros. Aberystwyth'.
Lower range rear has irregular facade with 7 windows to 1st floor, all replacement timber casements with slate sills and red brick dressings. Ground floor has 9 bays - entrances to bays 2 and 9 with replacement later C20 timber doors with glazed panels. Blocked windows to bays 1 and 6 in cement render. Replacement casements to remainder. Cambered brick heads throughout. Slated roofs with yellow brick end stack to N, replacement bargeboards.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example (notwithstanding change of use) of a small purpose built water-powered wooleen factory: a comparatively early example of this type in this area. Retains industrial character (including waterwheel).

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