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Ysgoldy y Banc

A Grade II Listed Building in Ysbyty Ystwyth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3285 / 52°19'42"N

Longitude: -3.8341 / 3°50'2"W

OS Eastings: 275110

OS Northings: 271630

OS Grid: SN751716

Mapcode National: GBR 93.VDMY

Mapcode Global: VH4FW.HQFT

Entry Name: Ysgoldy y Banc

Listing Date: 23 December 2004

Last Amended: 23 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83425

Building Class: Education

Location: Situated some 2 km E of Ysbyty Ystwyth, next to Pantyffynnon.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Ystrad Meurig

Community: Ysbyty Ystwyth

Community: Ysbyty Ystwyth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Small schoolhouse built in 1868, probably associated with the lead-mining community.


Former school, rubble stone with slate eaves roof. Single storey. Front has plaque 'Ysgoldy y Banc 1868' in gable and narrow door with overlight and yellow brick head. Sides each have two elongated twelve-pane horned sash windows with C20 external shutters, and S end has one. Brick heads, slate sills. Roof of small slates.


Not inspected.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare surviving example of a simple rural school-room, in the context of a scattered lead mining settlement now largely lost.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former cottage and outbuilding at Storehouse farm
    Situated in farm yard at right angles to farmhouse, at end of lane running E some 1.2 km from village.
  • II Cottage to SE of Pantyrhedyn
    Situated some 800m E of village, on track to Pantyrhedyn running N from lane to Storehouse farm.
  • II Ty Coch
    Situated 300m E of Storehouse, but approached from forestry roads past Hafod, over Ystwyth, then up track running ESE some 1.2 km.
  • II Bronheulog
    Situated some 200m S of the Old Post Office, facing rear of Gwynfryn/Isfryn, on the Lefel Fawr mine-working 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 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 Bronygraig
    Situated on terrace overlooking B4343, behind the Old Post Office on lane to Capel Bethel.
  • II Lisburne House
    Situated some 250m SSW of Old Post Office, below main village road, on lane to Llanafan, opposite Lisburne Garage.

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