ISCOED, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire 1996

ISCOED, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire
Notes on ISCOED, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire 1996

After searching for ruined houses, often unsuccessfully, on a hot Spring day, tired from driving and asking for numerous directions, I approached Iscoed late in the afternoon.

It glowed through the hedgerows, about half a mile from the roadside: a Georgian red brick block mansion overlooking Carmarthen bay. It was built in 1772 for a Sir William Mansel.

The owner was pleased I took interest in the house, he had renovated one wing of the service quarters and seemed to genuinely care about Iscoed to which fate has dealt kind and unkind hands. It briefly served as Council Flats after WW2 but after listing status was refused in the late 1950’s, permission to demolish was granted but miraculously the house survived, outliving the owner who wished to demolish.

As seen here: it still remains a viable option for restoration. There is a small swimming pool in the courtyard between the two wings at the rear.


Iscoed 1996


Iscoed 1996


Iscoed 1996


Iscoed 1996


Iscoed 1996


Iscoed 1996


Iscoed Interior (swimming pool?) 1996


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ISCOED, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire 1996

Comments

Photo comment By Dave Ham: I was born in kidwelly november 1943 I feel sad that such a great building is neglected by CADW and the like and deserves a better future.
Photo comment By Paula: I sit regularly on Llanstephan beach with my binos and wonder what it would have been like. Its a beautiful setting if only we won the lottery !!!!!

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