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East Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8687 / 51°52'7"N

Longitude: -4.0183 / 4°1'5"W

OS Eastings: 261139

OS Northings: 220833

OS Grid: SN611208

Mapcode National: GBR DV.SFXW

Mapcode Global: VH4J3.99K8

Entry Name: East Lodge

Listing Date: 24 November 1998

Last Amended: 24 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20908

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated some 1.5 km E of Ffairfach on the S side of the Llanarthne road, B4300.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen)

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen

Locality: Ffairfach

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Mid to later C19 former E lodge to Golden Grove (Gelli Aur) built for the Earl of Cawdor. Not marked on 1841 Tithe Map. No architect's name has been discovered for this and other well-designed estate buildings, their derivation may be from pattern books.


Lodge, squared red sandstone with tooled dressings, plain clay tile steep roofs with crested ridges, timber spearhead finials and stone corniced stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Picturesque cottage style, L-plan, one-and-a-half storeys. Raised plinth. Windows are small-paned in recessed chamfered surrounds with tooled heads and flush sills, main windows have stone mullions. Main elevation is the E gable, facing between main road and drive. This has jettied upper floor over three-sided ground floor. Three-light window each floor, the ground floor window mullion-and-transom. Jetty is painted timber with moulded brackets carried on 4 chamfered posts, the centre two close to wall, the outer 2 free-standing as wall behind is canted back. Timber low X-pattern rail between posts. Side wall to right has lean-to timber porch with pointed boarded door, in angle to lower NW wing. NW wing has lower ridge and eaves line, one stone dormer breaking eaves and single-light with transom below. N end wall has 2-light mullion-and-transom window to ground floor and small single light to right in outshut rear. Chimney on main roof slope beyond junction with wing. S side has big central external chimney with offsets. To right a small stone dormer over ground floor 2-light mullion and transom window and arched doorway under hipped-ended tiled porch canopy on fretwork brackets. Single-storey addition to west.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed Victorian lodge, detailed with unusual care.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Milestone on B4300
    Situated on S side of B4300 some 2km W of Ffairfach, and some 250m W of East Lodge.
  • I Old Dynevor Castle
    Set high on a rocky, wooded ridge above Afon Tywi with exceptional, picturesque views to the castle
  • II Penycoed
    Situated S of A 476, some 700m SW of Ffairfach, on rise overlooking Towy.
  • II Outbuildings to rear of Penycoed
    Situated in line parallel and to rear of Penycoed farmhouse.
  • II Talhardd
    Situated by railway in Cennen valley some 3km south of Llandeilo, down farm track off A 476 some 800
  • II Pont-y-wern
    In park landscape about 500m to the east of Golden Grove, carrying the private drive from the East
  • II Deer Abbatoir in Park to S of Dynevor Castle (Newton House)
    On E bank of small stream below the (late Cl9) keeper's cottages
  • II Eagle Lodge
    Within the park of Golden Grove, about 400m south of the North Lodge, to the north side of the drive

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