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Barn cottage at Gelli

A Grade II Listed Building in Nantcwnlle, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1949 / 52°11'41"N

Longitude: -4.1281 / 4°7'41"W

OS Eastings: 254637

OS Northings: 257317

OS Grid: SN546573

Mapcode National: GBR DP.3YGP

Mapcode Global: VH4GH.D3G7

Entry Name: Barn cottage at Gelli

Listing Date: 26 November 1996

Last Amended: 26 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17808

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Situated some 20m NE of Gelli, S of farmyard.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Nantcwnlle (Nancwnlle)

Community: Nantcwnlle

Locality: Trefilan

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Early C18 outbuilding, possibly once domestic, more probably an outside kitchen or brewhouse. Later the E end was used as an outside kitchen, entered from S side, the main part, entered from N was used as a stable. Known as Barn Cottage, though not converted to domestic use.


Rubble stone, partly whitewashed, with slate roof, and stone E end stack. One-storey and loft, single range. N front has typical stable arrangement of door between two windows, all offset to right. Timber lintels. A small light with another timber lintel is set just above the door lintel.

Rear S wall has door and window with timber lintels, to right. W end has part blocked loading door.


Ground floor has three large beams. E end section has lower floor, cobbled, and large fireplace with lath-and-plaster hood on a long fireplace beam. Bread-oven and copper in fireplace. Roof has four heavy oak collar trusses with scarfed feet to three of them. Second truss has plank partition with horizontally laid boards.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early C18 outbuilding of regional character with heavy beams and roof trusses. Group value with Gelli and other outbuildings.

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