Full Report for Listed Buildings

Summary Description of a Listed Buildings

Reference Number
Building Number
Date of Designation
Date of Amendment
Name of Property
Llanddewi Court  


Unitary Authority
Llanddewi Fach  
Street Side
Approached down a track off the north side of the road to Coed-y-paen and about 1300m north east of the roundabout on the A4042.  


Broad Class

A probably late C16 house which is in two disticnct parts although close in date and these parts may have had no interconnection until modern times. This idea of a two room house at right angles to a single room house is put forward by Fox and Raglan and may be so, but the alternative arrangement of inteconnecting houses is also apparent in Llangybi at the White Hart inn where the early inter-communication is definite. Fox and Raglan put the single unit house as the earlier. The interior of Llandewi Court has been considerably remodelled at the join and the changes may disguise an original intercommunication. The house has been little altered apart from this, with some rearrangement in the C19 and the usual modernisation in the C20.  

The house is wholly rendered and painted over local rubblestone and has Welsh slate roofs. It is a tall two storey building with the rear wing ridge only slightly lower. The main elevation has three windows with a gabled porch between the second and third one from the left. The windows are different sizes and the right hand ones are not in line, all are modern 2-light casements but some of the openings may well be original. The porch is late C20 and gives a lobby type entry against the main stack. The bay to the right of this is said by Fox and Raglan to be an extension of the C19, but the evidence is inconclusive. Steeply pitched roof with a small stack to centre right. The left hand gable has a small casement on the ground floor and the right hand gable another with a larger 2 over 2 pane sash above. The rear elevation of this wing has two small probably C19 lean-tos on the ground floor and a 3-light casement above. The rear wing is only one room and has a 3-light casement under an oak lintel in an original opening, with a 2-light casement above. Steeply pitched roof with large stack on gable end to right. The gable wall has a 3-light window with diamond mullions, now blocked. This lit the staircase and has probably never been glazed. Other C17 windows recorded by Fox and Raglan have now gone. The rear wall has a small 2 over 2 pane sash on either floor.  

The ground floor of the two unit wing has been altered by the insertion of a C19 straight flight stair into the main room (originally the hall), the fireplace is altered. There is an oak screen between it and the kitchen (originally the parlour). Beaded decoration on inner room side of this post-and-panel partition and an original Tudor arched door. The fireplace has only recently (since1980) been revealed as a lateral one on the rear wall. No sign of the chimney remains externally, it was presumably removed when the lean-to was built. Chamfered ceiling beams with bar and ogee stops of the Wern-hir type. The upper floor also has a beaded partition of the same type, but now painted. Spiral firestair and a 4-centred oak door surround in the one-unit section. The roofs interconnect and are the usual principal rafter type with three tiers of trenched purlins and most of the secondary rafters all complete.  

Reason for designation
Included and highly graded as a specially interesting late C16 double house which contains some good period features, particularly the moulded screens on both floors.  

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