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A Grade II Listed Building in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.9973 / 51°59'50"N

Longitude: -3.8065 / 3°48'23"W

OS Eastings: 276075

OS Northings: 234751

OS Grid: SN760347

Mapcode National: GBR Y4.J6H1

Mapcode Global: VH4HM.Z215

Entry Name: Llwyncelyn

Listing Date: 18 June 2004

Last Amended: 18 June 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82890

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on N bank of the Tywi just at the head of the Chain Bridge.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llandovery (Llanymddyfri)

Community: Llandovery

Built-Up Area: Llandovery

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Villa apparently of c1850-65 date but probably a remodelling of an earlier building. Picturesque cottage style with fretted bargeboards to gables, similar to those on some Blaenos estate cottages (cf Llethr, Heol Rhos). There was a house on the site called Penbontbren on 1830 OS map but by 1836 'Llwyncelin House' was owned with Llwynhywel by Edward Jones, attorney, occupied by John Lewis. By 1866 part of the Blaenos estate.


House, rubble stone with steep slate eaves roofs and stone ridge chimneys. One and a half storeys, square plan with front range gabled to left and parallel rear range. Picturesque gabled style, with fretted bargeboards and timber finials. Windows have stone voussoirs, keystones, and stone sills. Sills in 2 different stones may indicate phasing of building. Windows are casements with top-lights. Two main facades each with gable to one side: E front, to river, has gable to left; N front, to road, has gable (end of W rear range) slightly projecting to right.
E front gable has a cross-window over a 3-light window, and range to right has a 2-light each floor, the upper one in a bargeboarded stone dormer gable.
N front gable has cross-window over a 3-light window, and range to left has plank door with cover strips in bargeboarded gabled porch on 2 chamfered posts, and a cross-window to left.
Rear W has 2 stone dormers on eaves with bargeboards and finials and centre cross-window lighting stairs. S end has 2 end gables of the parallel ranges, the left one asymmetrical, indicating perhaps a remodelling. Left gable has one 2-light window each floor, set slightly right of centre, the lower one wider and C20. The right gable has one cross-window each floor.


Interior not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a picturesque Victorian estate house with original detail in a prominent riverside position.

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