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Latitude: 51.8077 / 51°48'27"N
Longitude: -4.159 / 4°9'32"W
OS Eastings: 251251
OS Northings: 214326
OS Grid: SN512143
Mapcode National: GBR DN.X91Q
Mapcode Global: VH3LR.VTPK
Entry Name: Old house, with attached cow house, at Garn Farm
Listing Date: 12 December 2003
Last Amended: 12 December 2003
Source ID: 82281
Location: Approximately 2.4km SSE of Llanddarog, reached by farm road on the W side of a minor road S of Porthyrhyd. The old house and cow house are on the E side of the modern house.
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The house is probably C18 and, although technically a longhouse, the cow house is later. The house was replaced as a dwelling by a new house built c1912.
A 2-storey rubble-stone house with lower cow house stepped slightly outwards to the R (downhill) side. Of whitewashed rubble stone, the house has a corrugated iron roof with stone stack to the L end. A stack to the R end has been taken down. A boarded door is R of centre under a segmental head. To its R is a replaced window, with window above. The L-hand unit has no window in the front, but a replaced window to the rear in each storey.
The cow house a slate roof. It has full-height cross-passage doorways next to the house, and a lintelled doorway in the gable end, each with boarded doors.
A boarded door from cross passage to house suggests the original internal arrangement, subsequently modified with the insertion of a front door. The front door opens to a stair hall with dog-leg stair. The R-hand room has a fireplace with timber lintel. The roof has 2 collar-beam trusses with curved-feet principals.
Listed for its special interest as a rare well-preserved longhouse, a type once common in the district.
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