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The Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilycwm, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0445 / 52°2'40"N

Longitude: -3.8198 / 3°49'11"W

OS Eastings: 275289

OS Northings: 240017

OS Grid: SN752400

Mapcode National: GBR Y3.F959

Mapcode Global: VH4H7.QWZ2

Entry Name: The Old Post Office

Listing Date: 29 November 1995

Last Amended: 29 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16971

Building Class: Communications

Location: Situated on W side of village street, opposite Neuadd Fawr Arms.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cilycwm (Cil-y-cwm)

Community: Cilycwm

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Early to mid C19 house, and cottage to left. On the 1843 Tithe Map only the cottage appears to be built, though there was a building fronting onto Heol y Groes, then known as Plough House. The cottage was called part of Plough House. However in 1832 David Edwards devised to his daughter " the house that joins the pine end of the Mason's Arms" and "the dwellinghouse called the Mason's Arms with the brewhouse, stable and all gardens.." to his son. These appear to be the cottage and Old Post Office. Plough House appears to have been an ale-house, a grocer's shop in 1861 and later the Post Office.


Whitewashed rubble stone with slate roofs, and three stacks, rendered each end of old Post Office, C20 large square brick stack to left of cottage (shared with Ty Mawr). Two-storey, 3-window range to Old Post Office, timber cross-windows with stone voussoirs and keystones, similar head to centre half-glazed door. Ground floor left has good C19 shop front of door with overlight, aligned with window above, and window to left of 9 large panes. Iron railing in front of window. Rear has projection to left, centre door and 4-pane window above, lean-to to right. Llyswen has grey washed walls, similar voussoirs and keystones to door to right and one-window range of 5-pane horned sashes to left. Rear brick 2-storey lean-to addition.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Neuadd Fawr Arms and Cwm House.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Llyswen
    Situated on W side of village street, opposite Neuadd Fawr Arms.
  • II Cwm House
    Situated on W side of village street, immediately opposite church
  • II Neuadd Fawr Arms
    Situated on E side of village street just S of churchyard.
  • II Lychgate to parish walls
    Situated on W side of village street, in line with W door of church.
  • II Capel Y Groes
    Situated on W side of village street, behind Cwm House and reached by Heol y Groes lane between Cwm
  • II Ty Capel
    Situated on W side of village street, behind Cwm House and reached by Heol y Groes lane between Cwm
  • I Church of St Michael
    Situated on E side of village street, in centre of village.
  • II Lamb House
    Situated on W side of village street, facing down Ship Street.

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