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Latitude: 52.1334 / 52°8'0"N
Longitude: -4.5168 / 4°31'0"W
OS Eastings: 227837
OS Northings: 251327
OS Grid: SN278513
Mapcode National: GBR D5.7Q9P
Mapcode Global: VH2MK.NMHX
Entry Name: Bronmor
Listing Date: 20 June 1995
Last Amended: 20 June 1995
Source ID: 16099
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated on N side of road to Aberporth some 220m SW of junction with lane to beach.
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Seaside villa built 1889 for Mr and Mrs Beynon Puddicombe to designs by T.L. Worthington of London. Mrs Puddicombe was born Anne Adaliza Evans in 1836, and her family, solicitors in Newcastle Emlyn, bought or rented the Glandwr estate in Tresaith from the 1870s. She became widely known from 1898 as the novelist Allen Raine and died in 1908.
Squared Pwntan sandstone with solid slate flush lintels and sills. Tile-hung gables and plain bargeboards. Imitation slate roof and two stone corniced ridge stacks. One and a half storeys, rectangular plan with roof swept down on E side over three-bay verandah on timber posts with rails between. Lattice timbering under verandah roof each end. Verandah extends for two-thirds of E front.To left is small larder window, within verandah is small stair light, then door then 3-light timber mullion and transom window to drawing-room. N gable end has two ground floor similar three-light windows, to drawing-room and dining-room, and two first floor 3-light windows without top-lights. S end has two ground floor and two first floor threelight windows, those on ground floor to kitchen and scullery. A heavy stone sill band is stepped up under S end windows, extends along E side, interrupted for door and continues beyond and around N end as true sill band. W side has ground floor four-light French window to left, into C20 conservatory, and then small parallel single storey range of outhouses screening narrow court open to S with door to kitchen within. E side roof has picturesque half-timbered dormer with four-light leaded casements and deeply overhung bargeboards.
Plan as illustrated in 1889 has entrance stair-hall with single flight of stairs, two main rooms facing sea, kitchen and scullery facing road.
Included as unusual example of late Victorian artist's house, and for connection with Allen Raine.
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