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Cottage attached to Bryn Elim

A Grade II Listed Building in Craig-cefn-parc, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.7117 / 51°42'41"N

Longitude: -3.9183 / 3°55'5"W

OS Eastings: 267560

OS Northings: 203178

OS Grid: SN675031

Mapcode National: GBR GZ.36KY

Mapcode Global: VH4JY.17DP

Entry Name: Cottage attached to Bryn Elim

Listing Date: 23 May 2003

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81060

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on bank on opposite side of road a little NW of Elim Chapel.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Mawr

Community: Mawr

Locality: Craig Cefn Parc

Built-Up Area: Craig-cefn-parc

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Small house possibly late C18, formerly thatched with 2-room ground floor and probably originally 2 rooms to loft, now one. In late C20 unheated N end room has been altered to a bathroom for Bryn Elim adjoining. The plaster partition removed then had woven blackberry laths. Marked on O.S. as No 51 but now part of No 52.


House, whitewashed rubble stone with corrugated iron roof and very small brick stack to left end. Attached at right end to Bryn Elim, No 52, and at left end to No 49. Two storeys, 2 tiny square windows each floor with single slab lintels and 4-pane casements, centre door. Rubble stone rear wall. Owned from early C20 by family of present owners, grandfather a miner in Craig-cefn-parc colliery.


Ground floor with fireplace at S end, 4 rough halved joists. Fireplace with late C19 grate marked Jones, Clydach, bread oven in wall to left of fireplace with iron lintel, recess to right of fireplace at ground level with iron lintel (possibly for drying boots). Front wall has small recess to right of right window. Window reveals are longer than windows with narrow sill at bottom of reveal. To right of fireplace is door to very narrow stone winding stair of some 8 steps to loft. Loft has thin collar-trusses to roof of pegged halved rough timbers.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a very rare small vernacular house retaining special regional character.

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