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Folly Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Guilsfield, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6986 / 52°41'55"N

Longitude: -3.134 / 3°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 323466

OS Northings: 311822

OS Grid: SJ234118

Mapcode National: GBR B0.352H

Mapcode Global: WH79H.TFTH

Plus Code: 9C4RMVX8+FC

Entry Name: Folly Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 March 1981

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7876

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located at the junction of Folly Lane with the road to Varchoel.

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Community: Guilsfield

Locality: Varchoel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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C17 farmhouse with C19 refenestration.


Timber framed with slate roof, W gable of brick. One storey and attic, 3 bays, with central living hall and axial stack with parlour to rear in the NE bay. Stack on W gable probably added, and later hipped extension at NE end.

Framing 3 panels high with corner braces to main posts. Panelled door in an open gabled porch furnished with seats, to lower W end of central bay. Iron lattice windows of the early C19 in Trelydan estate style, and gabled dormers. E gable has raking struts.


Interior not accessible at the time of inspection (October 1994).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the well-preserved historic character of this estate farmhouse.

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