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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Hen-felin (near Rhosyfelin)

 
Following an earlier post, I have had a request from a faithful blog reader for some more info on the precise location  of the supposed "Rhosyfelin Mill".  The site is shown above as the orange rectangle -- the yellow one marks the site of the Rhosyfelin rocky ridge.

From the DAT  record (below) it does not look all that certain that this is -- or was -- a mill.  I shall go back again in the winter and check out whether there are traces of a leat or a fulling pond.  It is possible that the tree-lined paddock on the south side of the river was connected to the cottage.  There are certainly other features to look at, including trackways, stone walls and embankments.

This is the Dyfed Archaeological Trust record:
http://cofiadurcahcymru.org.uk/arch/query/page.php?watprn=DAT19076

HEN-FELIN
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 19076
Trust : Dyfed
Community : Eglwyswrw
NGR : SN1144735963

Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Cottage / Post-Medieval Mill

Summary :
'Hen-felin' is recorded on the historic Ordnance Survey maps, its name indicating a mill site. The building is still shown on modern maps (M.Ings, 2014)

Description :
The site was visited as part of the Cadw funded Mills Survey of 2012-14. Located within woodland, it is now abandoned, ruinous and overgrown. It is built of rubble stone into the slope above a stream. The walls still stand to approximate full height but the building is now roofless. No features were evident to confirm the building as a mill, and it appeared to be a deserted cottage, with a fireplace in each gable (M.Ings, 2014).

Mill site identified from Ordnance Survey and Tithe maps. Suggested date of late 18th century to early 19th century. Present condition unknown.

Sources :
Hall, J and Sambrook, P , 2009 , CRYMYCH HUB HERITAGE AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AUDIT: PART E -- EGLWYSWRW COMMUNITY REPORT
Ordnance Survey , 1889 , 1st edition, 1:2500, Pembrokeshire Sheet 11.02
Ordnance Survey , 1907 , 2nd edition, 1:2500, Pembrokeshire Sheet 11.02
, 1840 , Nevern Parish Tithe map and Apportionment ,
OS , 1891 , First Edition Pembrokeshire Sheet XI NW ,
OS , 1964 ,

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