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Cwm Gwdi Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Glyn Tarell, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9208 / 51°55'14"N

Longitude: -3.4164 / 3°24'59"W

OS Eastings: 302685

OS Northings: 225642

OS Grid: SO026256

Mapcode National: GBR YN.P16F

Mapcode Global: VH6BY.QZQF

Entry Name: Cwm Gwdi Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 February 1980

Last Amended: 22 June 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7469

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on E side of lane running S from Ffrwdgrech, about 3 km E of Libanus village.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Glyn Tarell

Community: Glyn Tarell

Locality: Cwm Gwdi

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Smaller gentry house of c. 1600, now farmhouse. The main range has a big diagonally-set cruciform chimney in centre, and with a lower projecting wing with the main entry. The unusual stone brackets projecting at first floor level to rear are supposed to relate to lost overhanging pentices.


House, white-painted rubble stone with slate roofs and massive central roughcast chimney. Two storeys and attic and cellar. Chimney is a diagonal cross of four shafts. N front has lower one-and-a-half storey projecting porch wing to right with small C20 gable window over door with cambered yellow brick head, board door and overlight. No windows to right side wall, left side has one three-light window with top-lights. Left side of main range has blocked upper window over square lower window in part blocked larger opening with oak lintel and hoodmould. Below is basement 2-light mullioned window with hoodmould. Narrow wall to right of projection has remnant of a stone shelf over a blocked small opening. Right end wall has C20 loft window. Attached to right is lower addition with two large garage doors to front, and further lower C20 small rendered addition.
Rear of main house is rendered with two upper windows with C20 uPVC glazing. The left one is flanked by two big projecting pieces of stone, set about 1 m below eaves, and there is another pair to centre, between the windows. The ground floor has an inserted C20 window to left, a C20 window with stone shelf over, a centre 6-pane cambered-headed basement or under-stair window, and another stone shelf over blocked opening. The two openings with stone shelves are aligned with the two windows above. Rear of addition with garage doors has C20 dormer and shallow-pitched roofed C20 addition.


Interior not inspected. Said to have cellar under parlour on the left, and kitchen with stone well stair on the right. Shaped door heads with ovolo-moulded jambs, and studded doors with moulded cover strips and wrought iron fleur-de-lys hinges. Late Tudor stone doorway to the cellar. Stone corbels to heavy plain chamfered beams in the parlour.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a substantial late C16 or early C17 house retaining interior features.

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