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Cwmllechwedd Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Lledrod, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3157 / 52°18'56"N

Longitude: -3.9604 / 3°57'37"W

OS Eastings: 266466

OS Northings: 270427

OS Grid: SN664704

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.WCJP

Mapcode Global: VH4G0.92N4

Entry Name: Cwmllechwedd Uchaf

Listing Date: 11 November 2003

Last Amended: 15 April 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82053

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 200m along a track to the W of a minor road 2km E of Lledrod.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Lledrod

Community: Lledrod

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Farmhouse, possibly former gentry house, probably mid to later C18, though massive stepped chimney looks later C17. The Rev David Hughes of Cwmllechwedd, vicar of Lledrod, died 1815, is buried in Lledrod churchyard. Marked on 1843 Tithe map as Cwmllechwedd Uchaf owned by David Hughes, occupied by William Williams.


Detached substantial farmhouse, rubble stone with traces of whitewash, slate roof with close eaves, brick stack to left and massive external stepped stone stack to right. Two-storey, 3-window irregular range, upper floor with smaller windows grouped centrally, ground floor with 2 larger windows, one beneath upper left, the other closer in to right of central doorway, with a third much smaller, to far right. Upper openings with brick voussoirs and those of ground floor with stone voussoirs. Slate sills. Windows all renewed in C20 uPVC; plain board door to centre. Left gable end rendered, with large 6-pane attic casement. Right end taken up largely with external stack which is stepped both on the front face and on sides, but a doorway is to the right in the end wall of the added lean-to to rear, with small 4-pane casement above. Lean-to has straight joint to main range and occupies left end of rear wall of farmhouse. To centre rear, C20 uPVC window each floor, smaller to ground floor.


Kitchen has large inglenook with oak beam and bread oven. Ceiling has exposed oak beam with roughly squared joists.

Reasons for Listing

Included despite C20 windows as a substantial farmhouse possibly of C17 origins, an early survival for this area, with remarkable external chimney and some surviving interior detail.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n-y-bwlch
    Situated some 1.2 km NW of Gwnnws church, at the end of a 400m farm track.
  • II No 1 Tynyberth
    Situated on W side of Afon Ystwyth some 1.5 km S of Pont Trawsgoed, and 400m E of Dolfor farm, on track leading to ford over Ystwyth.
  • II No 2 Tynyberth
    Situated on W side of Afon Ystwyth some 1.5 km S of Pont Trawsgoed, and 400m E of Dolfor farm, on track leading to ford over Ystwyth.
  • II Plas y Wenallt
    Situated about 1.2 km SE of Trawsgoed on bank above E side of main road.

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