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Felin yr Aber

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnnen, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0958 / 52°5'44"N

Longitude: -4.1411 / 4°8'27"W

OS Eastings: 253429

OS Northings: 246324

OS Grid: SN534463

Mapcode National: GBR DP.B1GX

Mapcode Global: VH4GW.5LN7

Entry Name: Felin yr Aber

Listing Date: 20 December 1996

Last Amended: 20 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18085

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated about 1 km S of Llanwnnen, reached by drive running SE off B4337.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Lampeter

Community: Llanwnnen

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

C18 water-powered corn-mill altered in C19, part of the Castell-du estate. Marked on 1844 Tithe Map as owned by Thomas Hughes of Castell-du and occupied by Benjamin Jones. Carefully restored from dereliction since 1988.

Exterior

Whitewashed rubble stone with slate roof, one storey and loft, built into bank such that N side has single broad entry to loft. Double ledged doors. E end has loft window with timber lintel and broad ground floor door with cambered arch, stone voussoirs and double ledged doors. E end has large 3.81m wheel of unusual (1.22 m) width, probably later C19. Casement pair window above. S side has casement pair window each floor to left and broad cambered 9-pane window to ground floor centre. Stone voussoirs to ground floor windows.

Added SE kiln-house with slate roof. E side has door to right, to kiln room, and small window to ground floor left, with slightly larger first floor window above. S gable has loft window and further light in gable. One first floor casement pair on W side.

Interior

Ground floor pit wheel and cast-iron crown-wheel with extra wheel on top to drive a lay-shaft. Two stone nuts. Machinery probably mid to later C19, possibly renewed in early C20. C20 renewed joists and floor to loft. Loft has two mill stones, one with plate "Kay & Hilton Fleet St Liverpool 1856". Three heavy oak roof trusses, perhaps C18, tie beam and collar, pegged, with an arched brace between second and third trusses with pulley for hoist. Ledged door in SE corner to kiln-house loft which has pierced tile drying floor and two pine roof trusses. Kiln room below has whitewashed stone kiln with recessed hearth.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a complete working water-powered corn-mill of scarce regional character.

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