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Waunmynich Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangors, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9591 / 51°57'32"N

Longitude: -3.3244 / 3°19'27"W

OS Eastings: 309094

OS Northings: 229783

OS Grid: SO090297

Mapcode National: GBR YS.LL21

Mapcode Global: VH6C0.B1D0

Entry Name: Waunmynich Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 January 1963

Last Amended: 21 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6772

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In the NW part of the community, NW of the hamlet of Llan-y-wern, on high ground a little W of Waunymynach Common.

County: Powys

Community: Llangors (Llan-gors)

Community: Llangors

Locality: Waunymynach

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

C17 core unit of hall left and parlour right; rear stair turret may replace stair beside chimney stack. Front porch and left unit added later C17/early C18; dairy range added to right later C18. Gwaunymynach translates into English as monk's mead, indicating monastic land once the property of the Benedictine Priory of Brecon. After Dissolution it was bought by Thomas Lewis gent who died 1615. Either he or his son Howel Thomas rebuilt main part of house; Howel Powell inherited 1716 and turned inner room to a heated parlour with contemporary fireplace. This is roughly contemporary with the separate kitchen and granary block of 1736 adjacent; the lower end of the former byre may have been rebuilt also as part of this expansion.

Exterior

Farmhouse of stone rubble limewashed with slate roof partly renewed, with 3 dormers mostly renewed; renewed brick ridge stacks. One storey and attic; plan of three units lengthwise of single room width, all retaining slightly different roof pitches or ridge levels, and large central cross gabled two storey porch wing. Most windows are large 2/2 pane horned sashes though dairy wing to right retains two 6/6 pane horned sashes to first floor, close under eaves; ground floor doorway with planked door. Main entrance into porch is through a segmental arched doorway centre left. The farmhouse is separated from the yard in front by a stone rubble wall; which adjoins the separately listed kitchen and granary building at right angles; also separately listed is a large barn range forming the far boundary of the large farmyard to right.

Interior

No access to interior (September 1997). Existing listing description refers to panelling and old oak door with original ironwork. Brycheiniog shows plan of entry through porch into parlour left, with central chimney and rear staircase turret and hall to right. Reference is also made to ovolo moulded jambs to stair doorway, an oak partition, a pantry in place of the former passage and byre rebuilt as kitchen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an important regional gentleman's farmhouse maintaining much of its historic fabric, and for its importance in the complex of farmhouse, separate kitchen/granary range, and large barn.
Group value with the two latter.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Kitchen and Granary range at Waunmynich
    At right angles and close to Waunmynich Farmhouse.
  • II Barn at Waunmynich
    Forms the W border of the farmyard which lies W of the Farmhouse and Kitchen/Granary.
  • II Cart shed range at Ty Mawr
    Farmyard of Ty Mawr is on the opposite side of the lane from house, this range forming the N side of the yard.
  • II Barn at Ty Mawr
    Forming the E side of the farmyard at Ty Mawr, at right angles to the cart shed, the farmyard being situated across the lane from Ty Mawr house.
  • II Ty Mawr Farmhouse
    In the centre of the small hamlet of Llan-y-wern NW of the church.
  • II Barn range at Ty Canol
    At right angles to Ty Canol house and forming the W and N sides of the farmyard.
  • II Granary range at Ty Canol
    At right angles to the farmhouse forming the E side of the farmyard at Ty Canol and backing onto the lane.
  • II* Church of St Mary
    In the centre of the small hamlet, on flat low land bordered by a stream to N.

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