Early 18th century with many later alterations. Long 2-storey
house (originally 2) in terraced pair with Ystrad House.
Harled and painted rubble with red sandstone ashlar dressings,
W ELEVATION: asymmetrical. Piend-roofed full-height stairwell
added at early date, projecting off-centre to right with
small stair window and ball finials at angles; decorative
pheasant weathervane; low door by re-entrant angle on S return.
Windows flanking stairwell to left by re-entrant angle, with
further window blocked from former door at ground to left;
windows to both floors in outer bays. 12-pane glazing pattern, predominantly in sash and case windows. Coped stone end
stack and wallhead stack at rear. Ashlar coped skews. Grey
slates to pitched roof.
RETAINING WALLS AND PIERS: rubble coped rubble garden walls
to S, adjoined to house, with quadrants and pyramidally
coped rubble piers. Rigg wall to E.
Statement of Special Interest
Allegedly built to serve as factor's/yeoman's houses for the
Yester estate, and contemporary with James Smith's work on
the mansion. Windows have been enlarged and stacks renewed.
Ystrad House to N reflects more closely the probable original
form of the semi-detached pair, each with 2 doorways.