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Nyth y Dryw/ Wren's Nest

A Grade II Listed Building in New Moat, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.8686 / 51°52'6"N

Longitude: -4.851 / 4°51'3"W

OS Eastings: 203811

OS Northings: 222729

OS Grid: SN038227

Mapcode National: GBR CQ.SKDH

Mapcode Global: VH1R8.V9TD

Entry Name: Nyth y Dryw/ Wren's Nest

Listing Date: 15 October 2004

Last Amended: 15 October 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83177

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Between the road and the Afon Syfni some 100m SE of Pont Crwca.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Clarbeston Road

Community: New Moat (Y Mot)

Community: New Moat

Locality: Llys-y-fran

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Small single storey cottage of late C18 date, part of the Southfield estate, owned by the Philipps family. Restored c. 2000 for the Southfield estate, when an Irish halfpenny of the 1730s was found. On 1881 census occupied by John Thomas, labourer, his wife and six children.


Cottage, white-painted render on rubble stone with slate roof. Large square stone right end stack, tiny renewed brick left stack. Small scale, single-storey, facade offset slightly to right. Double-fronted with 12-pane hornless sash each side of board door, the left sash narrower. C20 extension to rear.


Two room plan open to roof which has four pegged collar trusses. Right end chimneybreast with oak lintel.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a vernacular cottage of definitely early date for this region with good surviving features.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Southfield Villa
    On the S side of the road some 100m E of Pont Crwca.
  • II 1 and 2 Penrhiw Cottages
    On the E side of a minor road to Gwasted some 300m NE of Pont Crwca.
  • II Parc-y-delyn
    On the E side of the minor road S from Gwasted to Pont Crwca.
  • II Southfield
    At the end of a drive some 700m S of Llys-y-fran.
  • II Church of Saint Meilyr
    On the SW side of Llys-y-fran near the bottom of the valley of the Afon Syfni just 200m SE of the dam.

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