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Middle Maestorglwydd House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanigon, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0277 / 52°1'39"N

Longitude: -3.1492 / 3°8'57"W

OS Eastings: 321251

OS Northings: 237209

OS Grid: SO212372

Mapcode National: GBR F0.GFGF

Mapcode Global: VH6BQ.C9HF

Entry Name: Middle Maestorglwydd House

Listing Date: 28 September 1961

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6630

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands set back from the lane and at an angle to it, roughly opposite traditional farm buildings and attached to another.

County: Powys

Community: Llanigon

Community: Llanigon

Locality: Maestorglwydd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

The house dates probably from the second quarter of the 17th century. It is compact, highly finished and generally well preserved. There are few signs of alteration on the ground floor other than the insertion of a partition but the division of the first floor appears largely or wholly modern.

Exterior

Semi-detached from stone farm building, 1 storey with semi-attic; stone rubble mostly rendered, slate to front, asbestos slate to rear. Windows fitted C20 steel or wood casements. W, approx symmetrical with gable-end chimneys, S rectangular, N square set diagonally; original plank door in double ovolo-moulded frame, inner Tudor arch also ovolo-moulded & carved with chevrons; 3 original windows but renewed, 1 in dormer, stone labels & timber lintels. E, 1 window with stone label, modern door under damaged stone hood. Single-storey lean-to at rear, concrete blocks. N gable, original window narrowed, stone label, C18 iron casement.

Interior

3 original doors with shaped frame-heads, 2 with plain or moulded planks, stone-paved ground-floor. Entrance passage: 2 moulded plank & muntin partitions, deep chamfered ceiling beams & stop-chamfered joists. Original hall: ceiling beams double ovolo-moulded, 2 types end-mouldings; W window old cill & head, 5 sawn-off diagonal mullions; fireplace deep timber lintel, ovolo, moulded stops; stairs adjacent, wooden. Lesser room: deep chamfered ceiling beams, stop-chamfered joists; partition C18/19, oak plank door; dairy slate slab; E window original lintel. 1st floor: roof with collar, truss near centre has doorway with steep Tudor arch chamfered.

Reasons for Listing

The house is a remarkably complete and expensively finished small house of the mid-17th century with many good original features. It is interesting as a complete house of its date apparently uninfluenced by an earlier one on the same site.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Middle Maestorglwydd Barn
    The barn stands adjacent and at an angle to the lane, some 250 metres NNE of Middle Maestorglwydd.
  • II Wainhouse at Lower Maertorglwydd
    The wainhouse stands on the edge of the farm buildings and is separated from the others to W by the lane.
  • II Upper Maestorglwydd Farmhouse
    The house stands adjacent to a small group of farm buildings at the top end of a private track.
  • II Barn at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The barn stands within the group of farm buildings; if forms an L-shape with the listed cowshed and has a later single-storey stone shed against its N end.
  • II Cowshed at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The cowshed stands detached from the house and at one end of it.
  • II Lower Maestorglwydd
    Llanigon
  • II Cefn Farmhouse
    Located behind farmbuildings, on the NW facing slope of the hill rising on to Common bychan. The house is attached to other farm buildings, at the upper end of a small rectangular farmyard.
  • II Windsor Castle Cottage (Ty twyn)
    Located on the elbow of the lane from Felindre and Tregoyd, climbing on to Tregoyd Common.

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