Gilfach-Y-Berthog
Abergwili, Carmarthenshire

The origins of Gilfach-y-Berthog are believed to date back to the medieval period, where, in 1327, it was first referred to under the ownership of Owain ap Gruffydd – the ‘Esquire to the Body of Edward III’.  Its current form reflects extensive remodelling in the 17th century, its subsequent development as a farmstead, and a lack of maintenance inherited from previous owners.

 

A holistic approach of ‘constructive conservation’ has been adopted across the site that is to be used as a family home.  This identified the historically important elements for conservation and restoration, including the Grade II* listed house, Grade II listed Cruck Barn and Grade II listed Stable Block.  Poor quality structures, such as the Dutch Barn, blockwork barn and brick barn – that currently obscures the house – were highlighted for removal.  Furthermore, the addition of high quality, subservient new buildings that answer the requirements of modern day living, have also been sensitively incorporated.

Penhevad Studios, Penhevad Street,

Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LU

© 2017 by Davies Sutton Architects