Elan Valley Abandoned Buildings

There are many old ruins of structures and buildings in the Elan Valley. This page will add photos and details of these ruins, more will be added as and when I visit them.

Tyrpeg y Mynydd

Tyrpeg y Mynydd (the Mountain Turnpike) which was on the Old Aber Mountain road, also known as Hillgate or Llidiart y Mynydd, was once a turnpike gatehouse. It was also a Inn at one time. Little remains of the former building now. First photo is marked 1932.
Map Ref SN87067408

Nant Y Car Farm

Nant Y Car Farm up the Claerwen Valley, the farm was deserted due to the construction of Dol y Mynach Dam, which was a shame due to Dol y Mynach Dam not been fully constructed to it's full height which resulted the farm not been flooded.
Map Ref SN885 622

Bryniago

Bryniago, Claerwen Valley Former home of John and Elizabth Price. The house was abandoned when there was plans to buid Cil-Oerwynt Dam downstream of the building. The dam was never built, Claerwen Dam was built further upstream instead.
Map Ref SN8814 6279

Cwm Clyd

Cwm Clyd Farm. The stone building is the original house with a outside toilet. The black building I believe was erected for the workers during the construction of the dams.
Map Ref SN891 622

Hirnant

Hirnant with the old Hirnant House behind the trees.
Photo courtesy of Huw Davies.
Map Ref SN888 699

Lluest Aber Caethon

Lluest Aber Caethon is a short distance from Craig Goch Dam. It's a 19th Century farm house with farm buildings, One of the chimneys is leaning and looks like it could topple over.
Map Ref SN87500 68820

LLuest Calettwr House

Ruins of LLuest Calettwr House. Remains of a mid-late 18th century mudstone/quartz house, a short distance from Lluest Aber Caethon
Map Ref SN87060 68980

Clettwr Troedrhiwdrain

Remains of Clettwr Troedrhiwdrain Farmstead, 13m x 5m of mudstone & quartz construction.
Map Ref SN86960 68901

Esgair Beddau House

Remains of Esgair Beddau House, not far from Lluest Aber Caethon
Map Ref SN86410 68640

Fuches Sheep Fold

Remains of Fuches Sheep Fold.
Map Ref SN86080 68480

Hafod Allt Coch Barn

Remains of Hafod Allt Coch Barn
Map Ref SN9081 6774

Llanerch Llwyn

Remains of Llanerch Llwyn, a deserted farmstead above Pen Y Garreg Reservoir.
Map Ref SN895 680

Esgair y Ty Pillow Mounds

Esgair y Ty pillow mounds and house on Esgair y Ty. A Medievial Rabbit Warren. The largest of the mounds is approximately 40m long, the shortest approximately 9m. All are in a good state of preservation and obvious landscape features. Six of the pillow mounds are on the hillslope to the north of the modern Cwmystwyth to Rhayader road (which follows the line of the late 18th century turnpike road and an earlier road). Two others lie side by side to the south of the road, possibly detached for a specific reason, as they are located close to a large building platform, NPRN 502521, first noted in 2009. This platform has been dissected by the road, but either side of the road there is evidence of a building that stood on the platform.
It may be speculated that there was a house here that may have served as the warrener’s house associated with the rabbit warren. The pair of pillow mounds to the south of the road and close to the building platform could conceivably have been reserved for breeding does, hence their separation from the main pillow mound group on the higher slopes.
Map Ref SN8976 7213

Esgair Y Ty House

Remains of Esgair Y Ty House, 10m x 8m.
Map Ref SN89761 72493

Cwm Nant Y Fald Enclosure

Remains of Cwm Nant Y Fald Enclosure, just above Esgair Y Ty House, 11m x 4m.
89757 725283

Pant Y Cerdin

Pant Y Cerdin known locally as Penebw, a Post Medieval house on Y Glog.
Map Ref SN9166 6628

Unrecorded Hut

A unrecorded hut or post-medieval cottage, it's like two buildings joined together, about 15m x 5m overall, with a central wall at least 1m think, one building roughly 8m x 5m and the other building 6m x 4m.
Map Ref SN91560 66190

Possible Sunken Shelter

Possible Sunken Shelter or a Fold on Nant Y Gro Stream, 7m x 4m
Map Ref SN92622 62546.

Possible Sunken Shelter

Possible Sunken Shelter on Nant Y Gro Stream, 5m x 4m
Map Ref SN92608 62535.

Possible Long Hut

Possible Long Hut or Shelter near Nant Y Gro stream, 9m x 6m in a P shape. Looks to have a circle of stones around it from the aerail photo.
Map Ref SN92458 62824

Unrecorded Enclosure

A Unrecorded Enclosure on Nant Y Gro.
Map Ref SN

Possible Long Hut

Possible Long hut or Long House on Gro Hill near Nant Y Gro stream, this one is 7m x 11m, looks to have a possible dividing wall in the middle, entrance can be seen. Boundary banks around the structure and lots of over smaller structures nearby.
Map Ref SN92409 62797

Unrecorded Hut

A unrecorded hut on Gro Hill, next to Nant Y Gro, 5m x 5m.
Map Ref SN92434 62937

Blaen Coel Farm

Remains Blaen Coel Farm in 2003.
Map Ref SN89050 64030

Blaen Coel Farm

Remains Blaen Coel Farm in 2017.
Map Ref SN89050 64030

Pant Y Llyn House

Remains of Pant Y Llyn House. Connected to Crugyn Ci Quarry.
Map Ref SN93571 68885

Cringyn Cottage

Remains of Ty'n Y Ffald near Tynllidiart.
Map Ref SN90700 65680

Ty'n Y Ffald

Remains of Cringyn Cottage near Tynllidiart.
Map Ref SN90660 65790

Llanerch Ty Newydd

Remains of Llanerch Ty Newydd House near Tynllidiart.
Map Ref SN90910 65500

Possible Long Hut

Possible Long Hut on Esgair Brithgwm, near Tynllidiart.
Map Ref SN90947 66399

Nant y Wern Long Hut

Nant y Wern long hut I, entrance to the south, in the Claerwen Valley. 10m x 5m.
Map Ref SN87410 62440

Nant y Wern Long Hut II

Nant y Wern long hut II, Medieval Long hut, lot of stone scatter on this one and hard to make out, in the Claerwen Valley. 10m x 6m.
Map Ref SN87442 62483

Nant y Wern Long Hut III

Nant y Wern long hut III, Medieval Long hut, entrance to the North, in the Claerwen Valley. 10m x 5m.
Map Ref SN87504 62438

Possible Unrecorded Hut

Possible unrecorded hut / long hut. There are no visible features within the building, in the Claerwen Valley. 10m x 5m.
Map Ref SN87391 62511

Baich Y Wern Sheepfold

Baich Y Wern Sheepfold. Has a concrete structure and remains of a old Cambridge 55 car just outside the sheepfold, in the Claerwen Valley.
Map Ref SN87460 62480

Llwydnant Long Hut

Llwydnant Long Hut, a Post Medieval Long Hut in the Claerwen Valley.
Map Ref SN87735 62283

Cerig Llwydion Longhouse

Cerig Llwydion Longhouse, a Medieval Long hut in the Claerwen Valley.
Map Ref SN87900 62360

Cerrig Llwydion Long Hut V

Cerrig Llwydion Long Hut V in the Claerwen Valley
Map Ref SN88090 62220

Cerrig Llwydion Long Hut VI

Cerrig Llwydion Long Hut VI in the Claerwen Valley
Map Ref SN88030 62200

Cerig Llwydion Hut

Cerig Llwydion Hut, a Bronze Age Hut in the Claerwen Valley.
Map Ref SN87883 62355

Garreg Felen Long House

Garreg Felen Long House, A Medieval Long House near Claerwen Dam.
Map Ref SN86680 63200

Nant Garreg Felen Hut

Nant Garreg Felen Hut, A Medieval Hut, up on Garreg Felen near Claerwen Dam. 5m x 3m.
Map Ref SN86390 62990

Craig Felen Long House

Craig Felen Long House, A Medieval Long House, up on Garreg Felen near Claerwen Dam. 16m x 4m.
Map Ref SN86490 63040

Llwyn Dale

Llwyn Dale, a Post-Medieval house a short distance from Rhiwnant Farm
Map Ref SN89042 60975

Possible Long Hut

Possibly a medieval long hut, unrecorded.
Map Ref SN89208 61139

Craig Llanerch Cawr Barn

Craig Llanerch Cawr barn on the hill above Llanerch Cawr. 8m x 6m.
Map Ref SN89820 61260

Rhiwnant Sheepfold

Rhiwnant Sheepfold, Map Ref SN8767 6010 and Rhiwnant Hafod.
Map Ref SN8763 6005

Domen Milwyn Sheepfold

Remains of a sheep fold or shelter near Domen Milwyn
Map Ref SN81254 72260

Garreg Naw Llyn Long Hut

Remains of Garreg Naw Llyn Long Hut
Map Ref SN79775 70307

Blaen Mwyro Sheep Fold

Remains of Blaen Mwyro Sheep Fold near Llyn Gynon
Map Ref SN79355 64147

Blaen Y Cwm Long Hut

Remains of Blaen Y Cwm Long Hut. Short distance off the old Aber Mountain Road
Map Ref SN85536 75624

Bryn Glas Long Hut

Remains of Bryn Glas Long Hut off the old Aber Mountain Road, near Afon Elan
Map Ref SN85385 74826

Bryn Glas Shelter

Remains of Bryn Glas Shelter off the old Aber Mountain Road, near Afon Elan
Map Ref SN85347 74861

Esgair Gris Long House

Listed as Esgair Gris Long House but may be a disturbed cairn. a few upright stones. Not far from Craig Goch Dam
Map Ref SN8870 668470

Nant Gris Sheepfold

Ruins of Nant Gris Sheepfold, 8m square, not far from Craig Goch Dam
Map Ref SN88100 67940

Llanerchi Barn

Ruins of Llanerchi Barn, 20m x 8m. In woodland above Nantgwyllt Church
Map Ref SN90721 63561

Llanerchi Long House

Ruins of Llanerchi Long House in woodland above Nantgwyllt Church, the remains are right next to the bridleway and can easily be missed.
Map Ref SN90659 63523

Llywd Nant Enclosure

Ruins of Llanerchi Long House in woodland above Nantgwyllt Church, the remains are right next to the bridleway and can easily be missed.
Map Ref SN90659 63523

Lluest y Gadair

Remains Lluest y Gadair a former post medieval house in the Claerwen Valley. Was locally known as Lluest Abram due to Abram Davies living there before it was deserted. One story is tha Abram went to Tregaron and brought back a house maid in the dark. She was told that she could either sleep with him or the cow. She slept with the cow the first night but slept with Abram there after.
Map Ref SN86877 66297

Pen Cae Haidd House

Remains of Pen Cae Haidd House.
Map Ref SN9080 6242

Pant Tawel Quarry

Possible quarry near Pant Tawel.
Map Ref SN9153 6224

Pant Tawel Railway Cutting

Possible railway cutting near Pant Tawel.
Map Ref SN91532 62311

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