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Brynllici including barn atttached to left

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llangors, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9286 / 51°55'42"N

Longitude: -3.2953 / 3°17'43"W

OS Eastings: 311028

OS Northings: 226353

OS Grid: SO110263

Mapcode National: GBR YT.NM73

Mapcode Global: VH6C0.TSRF

Entry Name: Brynllici including barn atttached to left

Listing Date: 17 January 1963

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6759

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated down a farm track just NW of the hamlet of Pennorth.

County: Powys

Community: Llangors (Llan-gors)

Community: Llangors

Locality: Pennorth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Built c1700, a fashionable farmhouse probably to replace the early C17 house which it faces and which was later used as a barn.


A gentleman's farmhouse in the characteristic late C17/early C18 style. Rectangular plan with central entrance hall and staircase, hall to right, parlour to left, both one room depths; barn adjoining left. Built of stone, limewashed, with hipped Welsh slate roof and swept overhanging eaves with moulded soffits; tall dressed panelled stone stacks to ends and rear with overflying top courses. Main frontage of 2 storeys and attic has to first floor 6 window range of slightly recessed wooden mullion and transom windows under timber lintels; stone hoods to ground floor, no sills; metal frames with single opening casement and quarry glazing. Three roof dormers have10/10 pane sashes. Central gabled porch is remodelled. Cellar entrance left under stone hood and blocked entrance with stone hood higher to right. Side elevation right has 2 small square headed fireplace windows with quarry glazing under timber lintels with stone hoods. Rear elevation has 4 window first floor range, all replaced glazing but under timber lintels; staircase window to centre with timber lintel and stone hood; first floor chimney over blocked rear doorway, other remodelled windows. Battered plinth, particularly to fireplace wall. Attached 5-bay barn to left of stone rubble with ventilation slits and Welsh slate roof; roof raised over doorway but doors lost.


Interior retains high quality central open well timber staircase with balusters, oak treads; floorboards; cross windows have internal reeding; front door of wide boards. Former hall now living room has wide open fireplace with timber bressummer; former parlour now kitchen has exposed cross beams chamfered and stopped. Barn interior has collar and tie beam trusses and 3 rows of trenched purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Listed II* as a fine largely unaltered gentleman farmer's house of c 1700 with particularly fine front window range and interior staircase.
Group value with the probable former house at Brynllici opposite.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former house at Brynllici
    Opposite Brynllici, down a farm track from the lane between Tal-y-llyn and Pennorth.
  • II Pennorth railway bridge
    In the hamlet of Pennorth adjacent to the crossroads.
  • II Barn at Brynderwen
    Forming the S side of the farmyard at Brynderwen, opposite the cartshed and granary, the two reached by a short track from the Tal-y-llyn to Pennorth road.
  • II Ysgubor Newydd
    On rising ground above the lane linking Pennorth and Llangasty, SW of Ty Mawr.
  • II Cartshed and granary at Brynderwen
    Forms the N side of the farmyard at Brynderwen, opposite the barn, both reached by a short track from the road linking Tal-y-llyn and Pennorth.
  • II Glynderi
    In the small hamlet of Tal-y-llyn on the E side of the lane to Pennorth, reached by a short drive and close to Brynderwen.
  • II Tal-y-llyn Railway Tunnel
    In the hamlet of Tal-y-llyn in a garden of a house converted from the former station.
  • II Yr Hen Bersondy (also known as The Old Rectory)
    On the E border of the hamlet of Scethrog, reached by a lane to rear, on rising ground above the River Usk.

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