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Knightsford Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr), Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8984 / 51°53'54"N

Longitude: -4.3419 / 4°20'30"W

OS Eastings: 238964

OS Northings: 224798

OS Grid: SN389247

Mapcode National: GBR DD.QKNT

Mapcode Global: VH3L8.PKG1

Entry Name: Knightsford Farm

Listing Date: 8 July 2002

Last Amended: 8 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26739

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Near a junction of minor roads some 800m NE of the Church of St Michael at Newchurch.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)

Community: Newchurch and Merthyr

Locality: Newchurch

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Farmhouse probably of the earlier C19. Marked on the Newchurch Tithe map of 1847 as part of the Rhydy marchog estate of 105 acres (42.5 hectares) owned by Louisa Bowes Morgan and occupied by Thomas Rees.

Exterior

Farmhouse, white-painted roughcast or render, with close-eaved slate hipped roof and rendered end stacks. Two-storey, 4-window front of small 4-pane sashes above, and C20 French windows below, apart from 4-pane sash in second bay. Rendered right end wall. Rear has hipped stair tower set to left with small-paned Gothic stair light. Outshut each side, small section to left has one ground floor casement. Two-storey range to right has renewed 12-pane horned sashes, 2 square sashes to upper floor left and right, 2 to ground floor right and centre, door to left. A C20 link to single-storey cottage range, possibly the original house on site, with C20 small ridge stack. Cottage has 2 double fronted sections with C20 casements each side of doors, the stack between the two.

Interior

Not available for inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its architectural interest as an earlier C19 house with unusual Gothic stair window.

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