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Trefaes Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Arth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2555 / 52°15'19"N

Longitude: -4.1075 / 4°6'26"W

OS Eastings: 256245

OS Northings: 264021

OS Grid: SN562640

Mapcode National: GBR DQ.03S9

Mapcode Global: VH4G3.RKDR

Plus Code: 9C4Q7V4V+62

Entry Name: Trefaes Uchaf

Listing Date: 21 January 2021

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87831

Location: In a farmyard on the S side of the B4577 between Bethania and Cross Inn.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Locality: Bethania

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


A mid C19 farmhouse marked on the 1889 OS map. The house is not marked on the Llanbadarn Trefeglwys Tithe map of the late 1830s.


A 2-storey 3-window farmhouse of rubble-stone walls, with spar-dashed R-hand gable end, rear wing and outshut, slate roof and stone end stacks. The whitened front faces the road, away from the farmyard, and its unequally-placed openings are offset to the L. There is a C20 half-lit boarded door, flanked by hornless sash windows, 12-pane in the lower storey and 9-pane in the upper storey, all beneath cambered heads. The R-hand gable end faces the farmyard. It has a small-pane window lower R. A brick porch, partly also spar-dashed, spans the join between main range and the added, lower rear wing. It has a boarded door and a replacement window in its gable end, to the R of which are 2-pane sash windows in both storeys of the rear wing. Behind the L side of the house is an integral outshut, with replacement windows in original openings in the end wall.


In the ground floor is a central stair hall with rooms either side of it. In the R-hand room is a slate flagstone floor and a fireplace with mid-C20 tile surround. There are steps down to the kitchen in the rear wing, which has a tile floor and brick range of the early C20. There is a dog-leg stair with plain balusters and newel.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare well-preserved mid-C19 farmhouse retaining early character and detail, in the Georgian style with offset openings that persisted in SW Wales throughout the C19.

This structure has been afforded Interim Protection under the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. It is an offence to damage this structure and you may be prosecuted.

To find out more about Interim Protection, please visit the statutory notices page on the Cadw website. For further information about this structure, or to report any damage please contact Cadw.

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  • II Multi-purpose farm building at Trefaes Uchaf
    Approximately 1 mile east of Bethania, on the B4577. On the W side of the farmyard opposite the house and cow house.
  • II Bethania Chapel
    Situated some 500m S of Bethania crossroads, on E side of road to Cilcennin.
  • II Bronwenau
    Situated about 1 km SE of Pontrhydsaeson approached by lane running E off B 4337 from point 150m S of village. Track to Bronwenau runs S off lane, past Ysgubor-fach.
  • II Milestone on B4337
    Situated on the E side of the B4337 at Nebo, approximately 100m S of Pont Nebo.
  • II Y Bwythyn
    Situated on the E side of and close to the B4337, just S of Pont Nebo.

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