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Dolau Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in Faenor, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4135 / 52°24'48"N

Longitude: -4.0264 / 4°1'35"W

OS Eastings: 262272

OS Northings: 281433

OS Grid: SN622814

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.P193

Mapcode Global: VH4FD.5L8N

Entry Name: Dolau Cottages

Listing Date: 21 October 2002

Last Amended: 21 October 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27001

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated just to the N of Plas Dolau some 200m N of the A44.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Faenor

Community: Faenor

Locality: Lovesgrove

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Outbuilding and cottages to Dolau. A small single-storey house possibly C18 in origin has a cow-house added below and a cottage added above, probably in earlier C19, and then another cottage added below the cow house probably in late C19. Marked on 1838 tithe map as one of the buildings at Dole Farmhouse owned by Isaac Bonsall, occupied by Morgan Morgans. Under restoration 2002.


Row of three cottages and a byre, being converted to holiday cottages 2002. Rubble stone and slate roofs. Oldest section is single-storey cottage with large stone left end stack raised in brick, 9-pane window and door in C20 porch. Cottage uphill to right has entry through older cottage. Two storeys, two 9-pane sash windows each floor with brick heads, and stone end stacks. Downhill to left of oldest part is byre with 3 doors with stone voussoirs and board doors with strap hinges and a C20 window replacing fourth door to left. Added S end cottage has brick-framed windows and brick end chimneys, that to left a dummy. Six-pane window above, 9-pane below. Door in S end wall. Rear is similar to front but with door and overlight to right. Rear of byre has inserted right window and small vent loops. Older house has inserted C20 French window. Upper cottage has 9-pane window with stone voussoirs to first floor left, and stair window with brick head to right.


Oldest part has 2 whitewashed oak collar trusses, pegged but possibly reused as both have marks of differently placed collars. Sawn-off tie-beams below. Very large left end fireplace with early C19 painted timber gun-rack over. Slate floor. Upper cottage has 2 rooms, S room has small cast-iron C19 range. 6-panel door into back room, Closed-in stair to upper floor with 2 rooms, 6-panel doors and iron grates to fireplaces. Byre has 3 bolted collar trusses. Bedrock under chimney of house above has been cut back to gain level floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small C18 house incorporated in C19 estate outbuildings, presumably as estate workers' accommodation.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas Dolau
    Situated at the end of a drive some 200m N off the A44 between Llanbadarn Fawr and Capel Dewi.
  • II Milestone on A44
    Situated on the S side of the A44 some 850m W of its junction with the A4169.
  • II Lovesgrove
    Situated at the end of a drive off the A4169 some 750m SW of the centre of Capel Dewi.
  • II Farm buildings at Fronfraith Farm
    Situated SW of Fronfraith Farmhouse, some 50m down former drive running S from lane to Capel Dewi.
  • II Glascrug
    Situated on slope S of Rheidol some 1.3 km E of Glanyrafon bridge, at the end of a private track leading S from the Capel Bangor road.
  • II Cartshed at Glascrug
    Situated some 1.3 km E of Glanyrafon bridge, at the W end of drive leading S from the Capel Bangor road.
  • II Plas Frongog
    Situated at the end of a drive off a minor road on the E side of Llanbadarn Fawr some 350m N of the A44.
  • II Nantcaerio
    Situated some 1.5 km E of the centre of Llanbadarn Fawr just N of the A44.

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