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Saint Dogwells Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd), Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9098 / 51°54'35"N

Longitude: -4.9538 / 4°57'13"W

OS Eastings: 196921

OS Northings: 227600

OS Grid: SM969276

Mapcode National: GBR CL.PXK7

Mapcode Global: VH1R1.28Y8

Entry Name: Saint Dogwells Farm

Listing Date: 7 August 2002

Last Amended: 7 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26840

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated S of the Afon Anghof some 400m S of the Church of Saint Dogfael.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Haverfordwest

Community: Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd)

Community: Wolfscastle

Locality: St Dogwells

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Later C18 farmhouse, altered. The farm is said to have been part of the estate of the bishops of St Davids and may be on a medieval site. According to Fenton, St Dogwell's, or Llantydewi, was a vicarage in the presentation of the chapter of St Davids from 1254, and the manor was held by John de Barry, then Sir Richard Symonds, who presented it to the chapter in 1329. The 1846 St Dogwells Tithe map records a holding of 78 acres owned by William Edwards and occupied by Daniel Owen. In 1926 St Dogwells Farm listed as farmed by A. & G. Raymond and also James Griffiths.

Exterior

Farmhouse, white-painted rubble stone with slate roof, C19 or C20 painted brick end chimneys and tall square stone chimney on roof slope of rear outshut. Two-storey 4-window front with renewed 4-pane sashes. Main house to right has 2 sashes each floor and half-glazed door between, and kitchen end to left under same roof has slightly different sized sash each floor and half-glazed door to left. Left end addition has small 4-pane loft window over door in end wall, and added lean-to to left in painted brick. Right end wall has one window to right, in end of rear outshut. Rear outshut has three windows and door, the door between first and second windows, all with brick heads. Addition to right with C20 metal window. Lean-to on right end wall of main house has loft light with dripstone.

Interior

Three-room plan, the lower room the kitchen with massive timber lintel over deep fireplace with bread oven to rear left. Rounded step in front of left jamb. Four rough- hewn joists. Door to left of fireplace to passage into slate floored lean-to, with segment of bed-rock exposed. Ladder stair to loft with rough rafters, one forked. Middle room has 4 cased joists and fireplace on rear wall, now infilled. Entrance hall beyond has enclosed pine staircase. Upper end room has 4 cased joists, and fireplace with delicately ornamented early C19 cast-iron grate and surround. Rear outshut has dairy with slate troughs and shelves. Original end window now plastered-in visible from bathroom addition.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a traditional farmhouse probably of later C18 date, the three-room plan larger than the usual centralised plan, but apparently original.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of Saint Dogfael
    Situated S of the Afon Anghof some 150m E of Sealyham Bridge and some 400m N of St Dogwells Farm.
  • II Sealyham Bridge
    Situated some 200m E of Sealyham and some 150m W of the Church of Saint Dogfael.
  • II Sealyham
    Situated just NW of the Afon Anghof some 200m W of Sealyham Bridge and some 350m W of the Church of Saint Dogfael.
  • II Boundary stone at Garn Turne
    Situated on S side of road to Sealyham, by drive to Garnturne Farm.
  • II Beulah Bridge
    Situated on the road from Little Newcastle to Colston, some 600m S of the centre of Little Newcastle village.
  • II Glenview
    About 100m W of A40, facing S on lane to W of village green.
  • II Ford Bridge
    In the valley of the Western Cleddau near the centre of Wolfscastle just W of the A40.

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