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Abergwenlais Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Cilycwm, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0353 / 52°2'7"N

Longitude: -3.8103 / 3°48'36"W

OS Eastings: 275920

OS Northings: 238984

OS Grid: SN759389

Mapcode National: GBR Y3.FZFT

Mapcode Global: VH4HF.X31J

Entry Name: Abergwenlais Mill

Listing Date: 29 November 1995

Last Amended: 29 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16989

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated about 1km SSE of Cilycwm, approached by lane running E of road to Cilycwm some 500m N of Pont Newydd.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cilycwm

Locality: Abergwenlais

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Later C18 to earlier C19 mill, house, and outbuildings on the Gwenlais river just above confluence with Towy. On the 1845 Tithe Map the mill is shown without the house and outbuildings, it was then owned by the Rev Daniel Prytherch Price of Abergwenlais. The mill has heavy cornerstones and could be late C18, though probably altered in C19, the house was probably added in mid C19 and the outbuildings in later C19. The Abergwenlais estate was sold to W. Campbell-Davys of Neuadd Fawr in 1856. The mill leat was ruined by flood in earlier C20 and mill was afterwards disused.

Exterior

Mill, hipped roof and heavy cornerstones. Ground floor right broad cart-entry with cambered head and stone voussoirs. Large casement pair with timber lintel to first floor right. Left side is obscured by added 2-storey lean-to with similar large casement pair in N side. Rubble stone to S and W. S side with casement pair to first and second floors, both with one brick jamb, blocked ground floor opening with stone voussoirs. Water-wheel was on this side. Straight joint to lean-to. W rear has cambered arched ground floor cart-entry to left and two blocked openings, first floor former door now casement pair, to right of centre, and casement pair to second floor left.

Interior

Mill ground floor has three heavy beams. Pine first floor beams. Fine roof trusses of arch-braced collar trusses with diagonal struts above collar. Bolted joints. In roof, massive timber horizontal shaft for hoist. Barn has later C19 roof with stapled collars, four bays.

Reasons for Listing

A good mill group, with unusual roof structure to mill.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Abergwenlais outbuildings
    Situated about 1km SSE of Cilycwm, approached by lane running E of road to Cilycwm some 500m N of Po
  • II Abergwenlais House
    Situated about 1km SSE of Cilycwm, approached by lane running E of road to Cilycwm some 500m N of Po
  • II Abergwenlais
    Situated at end of lane running E and NE from Cilycwm to Pont Newydd road, from junction some 500m N
  • II* Pont Newydd
    Situated some 1.5 km S of Cilycwm on road to Llandovery.
  • II* Erryd
    Situated 2km S of Cilycwm on W side of Towy, approached by short drive E from road to Llandovery.
  • II Cilycwm Primary School
    Situated some 200m S of village, on E side of road.
  • II Yr Ysgoldy Fach
    Situated just E of Cilycwm church, with access from churchyard, facing E over river.
  • I Church of St Michael
    Situated on E side of village street, in centre of village.

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