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Pontgarreg Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8518 / 51°51'6"N

Longitude: -4.3349 / 4°20'5"W

OS Eastings: 239282

OS Northings: 219600

OS Grid: SN392196

Mapcode National: GBR DF.TFDT

Mapcode Global: VH3LG.TQ58

Entry Name: Pontgarreg Cottage

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9582

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated set back from road opposite Millbank Road.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Community: Carmarthen

Locality: Johnstown

Built-Up Area: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Farmhouse, C18 altered in C19. Marked on the 1837 Tithe Map as owned by Elizabeth Edwards of Rhydygors and occupied by Simon Thomas. The farm was owned by the Edwinsford estate in the late C18 when leased by Charles Nott, father to Sir William Nott (1782-1845), who came to Carmarthen in 1794 as proprietor of the original Ivy Bush Inn, in King Street, and after 1803 of the new Ivy Bush Hotel in Spilman Street. Restored in 1994 when evidence of successive roofs was found, the current roof said to be of oak, possibly the fourth.


Farmhouse, attached at W end to altered outbuilding (now separate and not included in listing) rubble stone (formerly rendered) with gabled slate roof and renewed red brick stacks. Two-storey, 3-window range offset to left with centre door in C20 open-sided timber porch. Six-panel door with glazed upper panels. Ground floor has later C19 plate-glass horned tripartite sashes with timber lintels, each set further out than window above. Upper floor has small plate-glass horned sash to centre with timber lintel and outer similar sashes, but with heads to eaves. Painted stone sills throughout. Late C20 eaves board and cast iron rainwater goods. Right gable end has first floor C20 window with brick sides. Altered 2-storey rendered NE rear wing.


Panelled timber doors, some 6-panel, remainder 4-panel. Heavy beams to ground floor now covered. Room to right has arched alcoves and reeded stucco cornice. Dog-leg stair with renewed balusters. Bedroom to right has deep coved stucco ceiling with reeded cornice. Rear extension contains C19 service stair. First floor plain stucco arch.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a vernacular farmhouse within the Carmarthen parish, with some good surviving interior detail.

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