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Mount Hazel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ysbyty Ystwyth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.331 / 52°19'51"N

Longitude: -3.8597 / 3°51'35"W

OS Eastings: 273370

OS Northings: 271952

OS Grid: SN733719

Mapcode National: GBR 92.V6B8

Mapcode Global: VH4FW.1NWX

Entry Name: Mount Hazel

Listing Date: 23 December 2004

Last Amended: 23 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83414

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated down track running SW off Pontrhydygroes to Llanafan road some 500m SW of junction with B4343.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Ysbyty Ystwyth

Community: Ysbyty Ystwyth

Locality: Pontrydygroes

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Villa, mid to later C19, probably built for Captain John Owen, lead-mine manager. Similar to three other villas in Pontrhydygroes - Tan Gelli, Glyn Berws and Bronygair, all built at the time of the expansion associated with the lead-mining industry. Occupied in later C19 by Captain John Owen 1840-1907, mine manager at Frongoch and Cwmystwyth mines. He lived latterly at Mount Pleasant, Pontrhydygroes and was the contractor for the rebuilding of the bridge over the Ystwyth, 1893. Occupied in 1920s by Dr John Morgan JP (born 1853), medical officer for upper district of the Tregaron Union and Rheidol district of the Aberystwyth Union in 1926.


Villa, coursed rubble stone with deep eaved slate roof and stone end left end stack. Right stack missing. Paired brackets to eaves. Two storeys, 3-window range of large 12-pane hornless sashes with stone voussoirs, slate sills and stone hoodmoulds to lower two windows. Recessed centre door in ornate wooden doorcase. Four-panel door, the top panels arched and large overlight with coloured glass margins. Panelled reveal, soffit and front panel under canopy. Doorcase has 3 panels to each pier, otsize stucco brackets and flat painted stone top with moulded edges. Large slate slab threshold. End walls have deep verges with paired brackets.
E end has similar 12-pane sash with hoodmould each floor to right. W end has C20 render above ground floor, small stone outbuilding with added lean-to porch to left and small window to right with stone voussoirs. C20 window and porch openings. Corniced stone chimney on right end. First floor has 12-pane sash to right of centre and attic has C20 window probably replacing similar sash.
Rear has 4-pane horned sash windows and a small added conservatory in front of door, and three first floor renewed 12-pane windows, all with stone voussoirs and slate sills.


Entrance hall with hall arch. Principal room each side with panelled shutters.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial Victorian villa in late Georgian style with good surviving detail. One of a group of similar villas in the area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Glyn Berws
    Situated down short drive just W of Tan Gelli, some 500m NE of Ysbyty Ystwyth.
  • II Cottage and outbuilding at Glyn Berws
    Situated E of Glyn Berws down short track from Tan Gelli, W of main road.
  • II Tan Gelli
    Situated some 500m NE of Ysbyty Ystwyth, by roadside.
  • II Old church of St John the Baptist
    Situated in churchyard in the centre of Ysbyty Ystwyth.
  • II Gwynfryn and Isfryn
    Situated some 170m S of the Old Post Office, backing onto road where it bends around the Lefel Fawr mine site.
  • II Entrance arch to the Lefel Fawr
    Situated in embankment that carries the main road some 15m SE of Gwynfryn & Isfryn, about 200m S of the Old Post Office
  • II Lisburne House
    Situated some 250m SSW of Old Post Office, below main village road, on lane to Llanafan, opposite Lisburne Garage.
  • II Bronheulog
    Situated some 200m S of the Old Post Office, facing rear of Gwynfryn/Isfryn, on the Lefel Fawr mine-working site.

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