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Red House Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5655 / 52°33'55"N

Longitude: -3.2219 / 3°13'18"W

OS Eastings: 317272

OS Northings: 297105

OS Grid: SO172971

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.CFFL

Mapcode Global: WH7B1.GSZ3

Plus Code: 9C4RHQ8H+56

Entry Name: Red House Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 October 1953

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7684

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Alongside the main Welshpool-Newtown Road towards the S edge of the community, to the E of Pennant.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Pennant

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Built in the early C17, with a short hall-range and long service wing, and apparently original outshut to rear. The outshut was extended later (late C17-early C18?), and the fenestration of the house is all early C19, but otherwise it has been scarcely altered.


Timber framed in close studding with a middle rail and tension bracing. Plastered panel infill (over wattle work): weatherboarding to S-facing gable end. Asbestos roof covering (replacing slate); brick central axial stack, and 2 further stacks in the outshut. Short hall range and long cross wing, with chimney between the two ranges. Principal entrance against the stack in the hall range, in its angle with the cross wing. 6-panelled door with simple bracketed entablature hood. 2-light iron casement window with transom alongside it, with bracketed hood. No windows in the high upper storey above, but similar windows in the weather-boarded gabled return, to ground floor and first floor in main range and outshut, and to attic of main range. Projecting gabled cross-wing to the right has doorway to left of gable (plank doorway with simple bracketed entablature hood), and 2-light iron casement windows with transoms and small panes on each floor (smaller casement window to attic storey). Later timber-framed outshut to N return elevation, with small brick wash- or bake-house alongside to the rear. Rear elevation of house has continuous outshut built in 2 phases, the earliest probably an original feature which was later extended. Tall brick stack against SW corner.


Main fire-place in 'hall' range, with high bressumer, and bread oven. Corner fireplaces in cross wing (blocked or renewed), feeding into the same stack. Staircase to the rear of the stack, in the outshut. Cross wing is 3-rooms deep, and the front room retains a large C19 cheese-press. Rear room (in the outshut) was the former dairy, and retains slate slabs.

Reasons for Listing

A very fine example of an early C17 vernacular farmhouse of some quality, surviving virtually unaltered.

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