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Coach House and Stable Range at Y Plas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7682 / 51°46'5"N

Longitude: -4.3944 / 4°23'39"W

OS Eastings: 234879

OS Northings: 210432

OS Grid: SN348104

Mapcode National: GBR DB.ZYF1

Mapcode Global: VH3LT.ST7D

Entry Name: Coach House and Stable Range at Y Plas

Listing Date: 5 November 2002

Last Amended: 5 November 2002

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 27075

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located SW of Plas mansion, at the end of a private access road leading S from Llansteffan village.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llansteffan

Community: Llansteffan

Built-Up Area: Llansteffan

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Built and dated in 1788, part of a development contemporary with the new Plas Mansion, for Hugh and Susannah Mears. It is marked on the 1840 tithe map as the property of John Mears. The elemental neo-classical design, without ornament, is interesting for the date and suggests the work of an exceptional architect.


Coach house and stable block to Y Plas. Large square lofted coach-house between single-storey stable wings. Rubble stone with remnant of original stucco. Slate roofs. Centre block has 3 outsize arches separated by squared stone pilasters with raised imposts. The three big fanlights light loft with tripartite small-paned glazing. Centre arch below is stuccoed with flat-headed small door. Matching flanks have tall, paired boarded timber doors with small-paned glazed, narrow rectangular overlights. Keystones inscribed - '17' to left, '88' to right, and 'H S' to centre. Pyramid slate roof with 4-sided timber central clock turret, with miniature gabled slate roof and boarding in gables. Painted clock face has no numerals.
Wings had broad, central flat-headed opening flanked by narrower arched headed openings, and slate roof. Set back within broad opening is wall with 3 arched openings with radiating-bar fanlights, a large doorway flanked by 12-pane sash windows with slate sills. Narrow paired panelled timber doors. S range has door and window detail surviving, and slate roof remaining to front, asbestos sheet to rear, N range is roofless, with the flanking outer arches extant, but lacking the flat headed central opening, presumably collapsed. Internal paired doors visible, but partly collapsed, with red brick arched head surviving. Flanking sashes now also in advanced decay, similar red brick heads.


Central block has single large ground floor chamber, with timber stair retaining baluster rail, leading to upper storey. Interior walls stucco rendered throughout. Clock mechanism still extant, though badly corroded. Boarded timber walls divide upper storey into three areas, with central clock housing. Large roof trusses with bolted frames and cross beams to angles to maximise loadbearing efficiency of the walls. Small, long first floor rear room set slightly lower. South range largely altered internally, with 1950's suspended ceiling, now largely collapsed, and animal pens of similar date removed. North range now roofless.

Reasons for Listing

Included at II* as a good extensive outbuilding range of remarkable formal design and having group value with Y Plas.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Wall and gatepiers to stable court at Y Plas
    Located S of the domestic range of the Plas Mansion, and E of the Coach House and Stables, at the end of a private access road.
  • II* Y Plas
    At the end of a private access road leading S from Llansteffan village.
  • II Plas-y-Coed
    Set well back from the street, situated beyond a lawned forecourt with decorative railings, immediately S of Park Villa.
  • II Park Villa
    Set back from the street within a lawned forecourt, immediately N of Plas-y-Coed.
  • II* Vale View
    Set slightly back from the street, on the S side of the road, within a small railed forecourt, immediately W of Brook Cottages.
  • II Railings and area walls at Plas-y-Coed and Park Villa.
    Situated at the side of the pavement on the W side of Church Street, E of Plas-Y-Coed and Park Villa.
  • II Osbourne House, including area railings.
    Midway along Church Street, on the E side, the house is immediately S of, and attached to Cyncoed.
  • II Cyncoed, including area railings.
    On the E side of Church Street, immediately N of and attached to Osbourne House

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