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Great Brithdir Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Churchstoke, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5506 / 52°33'2"N

Longitude: -3.0324 / 3°1'56"W

OS Eastings: 330096

OS Northings: 295253

OS Grid: SO300952

Mapcode National: GBR B5.DD3C

Mapcode Global: VH75Q.D581

Plus Code: 9C4RHX29+63

Entry Name: Great Brithdir Farmhouse

Listing Date: 26 October 1953

Last Amended: 1 October 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7703

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Isolated farmhouse on the S side of Corndon Hill, and on the S side of the road between Hyssington and Old Churchstoke. The house is built on a sloping site and faces N on to the farmyard.

County: Powys

Town: Montgomery

Community: Churchstoke (Yr Ystog)

Community: Churchstoke

Locality: Hyssington

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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An inscription records the building of the house in 1695. The S gable was rebuilt early C20, and the windows were replaced c1980.


L-shaped 3-unit lobby entry house with N porch, built on a stone plinth. Random rubble with slate roof. Centrally placed stack, the base of which is roughcast, the remainder a brick rebuild c1970. N (front) elevation has a gable to the right, and irregular fenestration, consisting of 3 casements. To the left is a wide buttress. Gabled porch is centrally placed, with a ledged and battened door on the W side. E gable has a single casement window at eaves level. W wall built against an earth bank, with a single casement window, and a fixed light with concrete reveals below the wall plate. S wall has 2 casement windows. E wall of S wing has a lean-to porch of corrugated metal, and a ledged and battened door at the angle with the front range. To the left in the E wall is a casement window. S gable roughcast, with a brick stack.


Plan consists of former kitchen to front left, parlour to front right, and an originally unheated room in cross-wing. Kitchen has a single chamfered beam with stepped stop, and separated by a partition is a service room, reached down stone steps, through a ledged and battened door. Service room has a flagstone floor. Parlour has a spine beam with roll-moulded chamfer, and also contains a quarter turn timber stair reached through a ledged and battened door. The porch has a flagstone floor. Inside the porch is a fragment of a timber beam dated 1695.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an important late C17 survival, preserving the original plan form of a house with cross-wing.

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  • II Lower Hurdley Farmhouse
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  • II Hurdley Hall
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