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Old house, with attached cow house, at Garn Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanddarog

Community: Llanddarog

Locality: Garn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a rare well-preserved longhouse, a type once common in the district.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old House at Garn Farm
    On the E side of the farmyard, immediately E of the old house with cow house.
  • II* Capel Bigawdin
    Attached to a field wall S of Wern-las Farm, approximately 2km SE of Llanddarog village.
  • II Maesdulais Lime Kilns
    In woodlands on the E side of Maesdulais Quarry,
  • II Capel Seion
    On a hilltop site, 1km west of Drefach, in the hamlet named after the chapel. Large stone-walled graveyard; detached vestry to east of chapel.

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