Pant Yr Allt Farm House, Pen Dinas, Aberystwyth
Sat on the slopes of Pen Dinas Iron Age hill fort, which has lots of human history in it own right, is the remains of a farmhouse, though very little evidence remains.
I wasn't sure on first glance if it was a house however it did look like a doorway at the front and a few yards down the track was clear evidence of a well, now being used to feed water to animals in the fields below.
Looking at old maps there was a main building and a smaller side building (1889 map) At some point between 1932 and 1965 the house disappears from the map, only the water well remains.
Due to a few missing census records at first the earliest date I could find for the house was in the 1871 census, but later found a map showing it in 1834.
In my initial research I found out that it was a small farmhouse with 80 acres, the same family farming it between 1871 and 1881. (The Williams Family) The 1891 census record was also missing, the farmer was 74 in 1881 and his children seem to have had other jobs. The daughters are recorded as domestic servants, and his son was a currier, a person who dresses and colours leather.
By 1901 another family (The Morgans) husband, wife, 7 daughters and one son, were living in the house which no longer is described as a farm, the head of the family working as a general labourer. The same family are living there in 1911, though now only five people recorded on the return.
I then hit lucky as I found some old newspaper articles, Aberystwyth Archaeological society were researching the house and even found old photographs. You can read the news article and see the photos on the link below - scroll down to near the bottom of the page to 'Pant yr Allt Farm' where there is a wealth of information, from who lived there and descriptions of what it was like living there.