Although Tegfan had a new roof, a new floor and a new front door in the 1960s and has recently had a new kitchen, bathrooms, roof lights and central heating, it remains, esentially a small, traditional Pembrokeshire cottage. Its walls are two feet thick, its original windows are small and its roof beams are roughly carved and massive.
There are a number of resources for anyone interested in finding out more about the housing of poor Pembrokeshire families in the nineteenth century.
- Penrhos cottage is a tiny ‘built-over-night’ house managed by the Pembrokeshire Museum Service. It is open by appointment.
- ‘Save the Last of the Magic : Traditional qualities of the West Wales Cottage’ by Martin Lewis whose web-site has many examples of sensitive architectural conservation in West Wales.
- ‘The Welsh Cottage: Building Traditions of the Rural Poor, 1750-1900’ by Eurwyn William.
Further research should start at the Seaways bookshop on West Street in Fishguard.