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A Grade II Listed Building in Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8453 / 51°50'43"N

Longitude: -4.4227 / 4°25'21"W

OS Eastings: 233213

OS Northings: 219076

OS Grid: SN332190

Mapcode National: GBR D9.TX8M

Mapcode Global: VH3LF.9W88

Entry Name: Pontcowin

Listing Date: 8 July 2002

Last Amended: 8 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26742

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated at the end of a track some 450m N of the former A40 and approximately 1 km NE of Bancyfelin.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)

Community: Newchurch and Merthyr

Locality: Bancyfelin

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Farmhouse, probably former gentry house, marked on the 1841 Tithe map as Bontcowin and occupied by John Thomas. Occupied by Arthur Thomas, farmer in 1926. The main range to left is said to date from 1620, the service range to right from 1810. The front range has Regency to early Victorian tripartite sashes.


Farmhouse, 2 parallel ranges. Front range whitewashed stucco with slate close eaved roof and 3 small brick chimneys. Two-storey, 3-window main part and one-window service range, added later as there is a straight joint. Single roof. Hornless 12-pane sashes above, tripartite 4-12-4-pane sashes below and door central to main part in red brick late C19 gabled porch. Porch has elliptical arched doorway and shaped bargeboards. Late C19 5-panel door with 5-pane overlight, the panes arch-headed. Slate sills. Service range has door in right end wall. Front garden enclosed in low whitewashed rubble wall with slate coping and hooped late C19 railings with matching gate.
Rear range of whitewashed rubble stone, similar length, but no straight joint. Single roof with 3 brick stacks, that to left truncated. Main part to right has 5 horned 12-pane sashes above, irregularly spaced, one to ground floor right, and one to left, the left one not aligned with windows above. Between is added brick lean-to porch with board door and slate roof. Service part to left has board door and then one similar sash window each floor. All openings have stone voussoirs and slate sills. Door in end wall of service range.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding deteriorating condition, as a substantial farmhouse with earlier C19 front of special architectural character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II East range of outbuildings at Pontcowin
    Situated just SE of the house at Pontcowin, at the end of a track some 450m N of the former A40 and approximately 1 km NE of Bancyfelin.
  • II West range of outbuildings at Pontcowin
    Situated SW of the house at Pontcowin, at the end of a track some 450m N of the former A40 and approximately 1 km NE of Bancyfelin.
  • II Sarnau Mansion
    Situated at the end of a drive some 300m N of the A40 and approximately 1.2 km E of Bancyfelin.

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