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Latitude: 52.0283 / 52°1'42"N
Longitude: -3.9441 / 3°56'38"W
OS Eastings: 266719
OS Northings: 238443
OS Grid: SN667384
Mapcode National: GBR DY.G8BW
Mapcode Global: VH4HC.L88X
Entry Name: Castell
Listing Date: 20 January 1998
Last Amended: 20 January 1998
Source ID: 19236
Building Class: Domestic
Location: On S side of minor road about 2km SSW of Caio church, about 700m to E of junction of B4302 and A482.
Community: Cynwyl Gaeo
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
Probably early-to-mid C19
House. Single-storey. Corrugated roof covering; end chimney stacks. Roughcast symmetrical front, with central doorway (C20 panelled door), square 4-pane window to each side (shallow moulded hoods over openings). Sides and rear in rubble (painted). To L, former byre under corrugated sheet roof; end doorway. Small corrugated lean-to (R). Rear has full width stone outshut with slated and felted roof.
Said to have 2 rooms with kitchen in outshut; hardboard ceilings, boarded walls. Some lath and plaster visible. Victorian cast iron fireplaces, boarded doors.
Byre said to have exposed collared roof trusses; extensive areas of straw thatch mixed with gorse. Intermediate loft floor supported on beams with wide floor boards. Crude timber planked partition.
A building in local vernacular tradition, retaining much overall character.
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