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Multi-purpose farm building at Trefaes Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Arth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.2556 / 52°15'20"N

Longitude: -4.108 / 4°6'28"W

OS Eastings: 256209

OS Northings: 264025

OS Grid: SN562640

Mapcode National: GBR DQ.03P0

Mapcode Global: VH4G3.RK3R

Plus Code: 9C4Q7V4R+6Q

Entry Name: Multi-purpose farm building at Trefaes Uchaf

Listing Date: 21 January 2021

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87832

Location: Approximately 1 mile east of Bethania, on the B4577. On the W side of the farmyard opposite the house and cow house.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Community: Dyffryn Arth

Locality: Bethania

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The building is first shown, like the farmhouse, on the 1889 OS map.


Multi-purpose farm building on a sloping site, incorporating cart house with granary over at the uphill (N) end, barn and probable stable at the downhill end, built of rubble stone under a slate roof (partly missing at the time of inspection in September 2020). Openings have stone heads. Facing the yard, at the uphill end is a wide elliptical doorway to the cart house, under a small-pane window beneath the eaves, and in the angle to the R is a stone stack. To its L is a corrugated-iron lean-to (partially collapsed at the time of inspection in September 2020). The barn has a segmental-headed winnowing doorway to the yard, to the L of which is a further doorway flanked by windows, of which the L-hand is an insertion without lintel, and below a loft window, all with inserted glazing. To the rear (W) the wagon bay has a wide segmental-headed doorway, and further R is an opening with inserted glass, but with its original cambered stone head largely missing. The granary is reached from the uphill (N) gable end where there are stone steps, with treads renewed in concrete, to a boarded door under a cambered head.


The barn and stable is a under a 8-bay roof which has pegged collar-beam trusses. Line shafting is retained against the E wall, that derived its power from a portable engine in the yard.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding its condition, as a C19 multi-purpose farm building retaining original character and detail, and for group value with the farmhouse.

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 Trefaes Uchaf
    In a farmyard on the S side of the B4577 between Bethania and Cross Inn.
  • 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
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