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Cwm Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Meifod, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7229 / 52°43'22"N

Longitude: -3.2042 / 3°12'14"W

OS Eastings: 318767

OS Northings: 314591

OS Grid: SJ187145

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.1KSY

Mapcode Global: WH798.RTDG

Entry Name: Cwm Farmhouse

Listing Date: 31 January 1953

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7656

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on a slightly elevated position on the S side of the Vyrnwy valley, on a sharp bend of the road.

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Community: Meifod

Locality: Cilmawr

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

Later C17, probably incorporating some earlier work, and with C19 refenestration. Timber framed with stone gables. Cement-washed brick noggings and slate roof. The house was originally of 2 bays, extended to the E by a further bay and a contemporary timber framed rear wing with exposed gable, the side walls replaced in stone. One storey and attic, later raised to 2 storeys.

Framing to the SE front probably renewed in late C17; 4 panels high raised by a further panel, with half-panels at the ends probably representing rebuilding of the gables in stone. Large external stack on E gable, and later brick stack at W end.
Rustic gabled porch. Three-light transomed timber windows and two C19 dormers. Rear wing is 3 panels high, raised to 4, and has diagonal bracing in the gable.

Interior

Rear service room has a small fireplace on the E wall and longitudinal chamfered beams with cut stops. Main E room has a large fireplace with lintel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a late C17 farmhouse conspicuous in the valley, which demonstrates alterations or improvements in the timber framing tradition.

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