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 Lindy Kelly: Superb building, someone should renovate and occupy this for posterity.
Photo comment By H DICKENS: Iscoed was the house that Sir Thomas Picton retired to after the Peninsula War and he left it to serve under Wellington at Waterloo where he died leading a bayonet charge. He is no fashionable now because of his actions when a colonial governor in Trinidad.
Photo comment By J Mansel: Very interesting to see where part of the family lived back in the day. Thank you for posting the article.

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