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Ynys Einion

A Grade II Listed Building in Ysgubor-y-coed, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5423 / 52°32'32"N

Longitude: -3.9389 / 3°56'20"W

OS Eastings: 268607

OS Northings: 295590

OS Grid: SN686955

Mapcode National: GBR 8Y.DYN7

Mapcode Global: VH4DV.PC0F

Entry Name: Ynys Einion

Listing Date: 23 November 2004

Last Amended: 23 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83275

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated just off A487, to N of churchyard, facing S over lane to Ynyshir.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Ysgubor-y-coed

Community: Ysgubor-y-Coed

Locality: Eglwys Fach

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Former vicarage of Eglwys Fach, later C19. Notable as having been the home of the Rev. R. S. Thomas when he was vicar of the parish from 1954 to 1967, and where he wrote several important collections of poetry. Thomas disliked the brick banding of the stonework and attempted to paint it over.

Exterior

House, former vicarage, rubble stone and red brick with slate eaves roofs and brick chimneys. Two storeys, 3-window range with small brick stack behind ridge towards right. Long four-pane sash windows with segmental-pointed brick heads and slate sills, ground floor windows slightly larger. Half-glazed centre door with side-lights and large overlight. Basement window to left. Red brick bands at sill level both floors and double band at ground floor window head level.
W side has gable to right with timber verge boards and 2-window range, projecting forward of 2-window range to left. Brick stacks on roof slope to left of gable and at left end. E side has similar window at mid height and rear wing.

Interior

Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included for literary interest as home of the Rev. R. S. Thomas 1954-67.

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