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Latitude: 52.0496 / 52°2'58"N
Longitude: -4.3991 / 4°23'56"W
OS Eastings: 235586
OS Northings: 241745
OS Grid: SN355417
Mapcode National: GBR DB.F3GF
Mapcode Global: VH3KG.PRQ3
Entry Name: Yr Hen Ysgol
Listing Date: 4 June 1996
Last Amended: 4 June 1996
Source ID: 17596
Building Class: Education
Location: Prominently situated in village centre.
Community: Llandyfriog (Llandyfrïog)
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Built in 1848 as a National School, serving the parishes of Henllan, Llanfair Orllwyn and Bangor Teifi. Architect, Charles Davies of Cenarth. Late C19 alterations and additions. Converted to a private house after 1976.
Schoolhouse with T-shaped school to rear. Rubble construction with slate roofs, timber eaves and Barges. The bargeboards to the N gable and the three front dormer windows have carved scrollwork and pendant finals. Octagonal rubble chimney stacks to gables of house, brick gable stack to rear schoolroom . Two storey 3-bay front to house. Later timber cross-windows to ground floor with stone voussoirs and hood-moulds. Similar upper glazing with stone lintels under gabled dormers. Slate sills. Boarded central door with decorative 4-pane overlight, cambered stone voussoired head. N end with projecting gabled frame constructed of slate slabs. Plain S end.
Single storey 5-bay S elevation to rear schoolroom, remodelled in late C19. Penultimate 4-pane windows with cambered stone voussoired heads: the other 3 windows are taller, with 6 panes and rise to dormers with overhanging half-hipped roofs: stone lintels. Slate sills
N side with projecting schoolroom to centre, having two timber 4-light transom and mullion windows to N, each light with 4 panes. Slate sills and stone lintels. Two light 12-pane windows to E, similar to W: cambered stone voussoired heads. Porch to left in angle with house having boarded door to E and 6-pane window to E, the latter with head as above. Outshut porch to right, built against rear schoolroom having 3-light 18-pane window. to N with stone lintel and slate sill. Boarded door to W with 4-pane overlight and cambered stone voussoired head. Dormer window above to rear schoolroom with hipped roof and 3-light 18-pane window. Latter rubble extension to W end.
Rear schoolroom with late C19 kingpost-type roof and dividing glazed timber screen.
Listed as well preserved former National school in attractive village setting.
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