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Walled garden and attached outbuildings at Carreg Cennen House.

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Cennen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.856 / 51°51'21"N

Longitude: -3.9561 / 3°57'21"W

OS Eastings: 265383

OS Northings: 219304

OS Grid: SN653193

Mapcode National: GBR DX.TCC9

Mapcode Global: VH4J4.CMY0

Entry Name: Walled garden and attached outbuildings at Carreg Cennen House.

Listing Date: 18 April 1991

Last Amended: 24 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11167

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated to E of Carreg Cennen House and S of Carreg Cennen Farm.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llandeilo

Community: Dyffryn Cennen

Locality: Trapp

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Walls to early C19 walled garden probably roughly contemporary with Carreg Cennen house, built 1807. Attached at NE corner is an added outbuilding with bee-skep recesses in the S wall.

Exterior

Walled garden reached through arched gateway from the east terrace of the house. Rubble stone walls, running downhill on W and E sides, and with outbuildings against N side. N side has greenhouse at left end, then small earlier C19 garden store with hipped roof and 4-light window each side of door. Further right garden wall is rear wall of farm-building on the other side. Straight joint at right then wall continues. At extreme right, in NE corner, is a later C19 outbuilding called the apiary as there are recesses for bees in S wall. Rubble stone, narrow and tall with limestone quoins at SW angle and slate roof. Three small ?putlog holes below eaves on S side and then double row of 8 above 7 shallow recesses with grey limestone lintels, sills and splayed sides. W gable doorway with stone voussoirs and part boarded door. E wall of garden has door in centre, wall is indented to SE and there is an altered door at E end of S wall.

Interior

Apiary has narrow interior without loft. Three-bay roof, whitewashed plaster walls and long timber shelf on side wall. Window at E end.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a country-house walled garden, of group value with the house. The outbuilding in the NE corner unusual for the two tiers of recesses for bee-skeps.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Carreg Cennen House
    Situated about 0.5 km N of Trap, approached by avenue of limes from gates set in stone flanking wall
  • II The Post Office
    Situated in the centre of Trap village, just E of the bridge.
  • II Telephone call-box (01558 823304)
    Situated in centre of the village outside the Post Office, some 30m NE of the bridge.
  • II Pont-y-Trap
    Situated in the centre of Trap village, across Afon Cennen.
  • II Lan Farmhouse and attached cowshed
    In an isolated position north of Trapp and Carreg Cennen Castle. Accessed by a footpath from a minor
  • II Cilmaenllwyd
    To N of minor road, about 1.5km NE of Trapp
  • I Carreg Cennen Castle
    Spectacularly set on a crag over the upper Cennen valley, approached from Carreg Cennen Farm, about
  • II* Cwrt Bryn y Beirdd
    Situated to SE of Trap, reached by drive running E from crossroads about 1 km S of Trap.

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