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Castell-du

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnnen, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1006 / 52°6'2"N

Longitude: -4.1458 / 4°8'45"W

OS Eastings: 253117

OS Northings: 246865

OS Grid: SN531468

Mapcode National: GBR DP.9SBK

Mapcode Global: VH4GW.3G3K

Entry Name: Castell-du

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Last Amended: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18079

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 400m SW of Llanwnnen, between the A475 and the B4337, with entrance drives from both these roads.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Llanwnnen

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Country house of 1831 built for Thomas Hughes. Said to be dated 1831 on a roof-truss in rear wing. Described as modern in 1833. Estate sold c1931.

Exterior

Whitewashed roughcast rubble stone with slate hipped roofs and roughcast end stacks. Front range two-storey, three-window, with deep flat eaves, 12-pane hornless sashes, stone sills, and C20 centre door and overlight. There are marks of a long lost porch on the front. Windowless W wall. Big whitewashed NE rear wing with massive external N end stack, the stack stepped back three times on right and stepped out once on left. 12-pane sash to ground floor left, C20 window to right. W side has 6-panel door in lean-to porch, in angle to right, and C20 window each floor to left. E side has stair-light to left and 12-pane sash each floor to right.

Interior

Main SE and SW rooms with 6-panel doors and shutters. Centre hall with fanlight over N end door, to stair hall set off to right, in rear wing. Dog-leg stick-baluster stair with turned newels and ramped rail. Rear wing fireplace said to have large covered beam.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a dated smaller late Georgian country-house of well-preserved regional character.

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