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New Forest Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Hay-on-Wye, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0499 / 52°2'59"N

Longitude: -3.0983 / 3°5'53"W

OS Eastings: 324780

OS Northings: 239630

OS Grid: SO247396

Mapcode National: GBR F2.F23B

Mapcode Global: VH780.7QXW

Entry Name: New Forest Farm

Listing Date: 28 September 1961

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6621

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house faces onto a lane from Cusop to Craswall, in an elevated position facing N.

County: Powys

Community: Llanigon

Community: Llanigon

Locality: New Forest

Built-Up Area: Hay-on-Wye

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

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History

The house dates from about the middle of the 18th century and had an unusual compact ground-plan. In C19 the lower stairs were boxed in from the cellar; the plan has also been altered in C20 by the removal of partitions defining small rooms at the back of the main ground-floor ones. The low build on the left contains the kitchen, with lower levels; its upper storey was always reached externally.

Exterior

House, 2 storeys with cellar and attics, stone, hipped stone-slate & tiled roof. N symmetrical, 3 bays, windows stone flat-arches & C19 mullion & transom, casements, & dormers with boarded cheeks; door c.1900, 2 x 3 bevelled panels, C20 canopy on posts; end chimneys original. S: approx symmetrical but heavily rebuilt & 5 of 6 windows now under concrete lintels. Kitchen build 1 storey with loft, stone, stone-slate roof; N, much rebuilt, C19 plank door & C20 casement; S, C19 modern glazed door & window; E, original chimney with half-round oven projecting at rear under pitched slabs, 2 old timber-lintelled windows, plank door renewed C20 up stone steps curved around oven. C19 lean-to shed attached on N, stone, corrugated iron roof.

Interior

Original staircase to attics, square newels, good handrail & columnar balusters (partly missing), elm board dado. 3 6-panelled oak doors, 1 reset, C19 plank partition & door to cellar. One room now fitted modern oak panelling. Part of the rear room survives on W. Door to original kitchen, beaded oak planks. 1st floor: some original 4-panelled oak doors. Roof, collared trusses, 1 plain fireplace opening, 2 original oak-plank doors.

Reasons for Listing

This mid-18th century farmhouse is moderately well preserved with superior fittings and features of special interest.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Farm Building to W of New Forest Farmhouse
    Closing the farmyard to west of the farmhouse and at right angles to the Cusop to Craswall lane by-road.
  • II* Llangwathan Farmhouse
    The house is situated off a narrow lane leading south from Cusop, over the Dulas Brook on a private track.
  • II Barn at Llangwathan
    Situated opposite and below Llangwathan Farmhouse.
  • II Pentre Higgin
    Cusop, County of Herefordshire, HR3
  • II Lime Kiln
    The former lime kiln stands close to the national boundary adjacent to the road on the outside of a bend.
  • II Upper Danyforest
    The farmhouse is situated on rising land south of Cusop, on the south side of a partly metalled track.
  • II Detached Kitchen at Cilonw Farm
    The building is situated in the farmyard at right-angles to the house and set back from the lane.
  • II The Old House
    The house stands in open countryside SE of Llanigon, set back from the track.

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