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Lower Pentre Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Painscastle, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1005 / 52°6'1"N

Longitude: -3.2298 / 3°13'47"W

OS Eastings: 315859

OS Northings: 245401

OS Grid: SO158454

Mapcode National: GBR YW.9ZCV

Mapcode Global: VH6B8.YGXL

Plus Code: 9C4R4Q2C+63

Entry Name: Lower Pentre Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 September 1960

Last Amended: 9 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 8766

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Lies on the south side of a by-road leading from Painscastle to Llandewi Fach church.

County: Powys

Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)

Community: Painscastle

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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C17, remodelled in C18. L-plan, two storeys with attic. Rubble stone, overpainted. Slate roof to west side, asbestos sheeting to east. Rubble stack to east gable and to west of centre. Random arrangement of windows mostly under crude stone hood moulds. More formal arrangement on the west gable which has an attic window and a row of doveholes in the apex. Mullion windows of diamond section survive on the first floor to front and rear.

Farm range adjoining house: Stables/byre set at right angles to the house. Rubble stone, asbestos roof. Four boarded doors, dormer loft opening and loft window to yardside. On the garden side are partially concealed mullion windows under hood moulds. They have internal shutters formed of rough boards hung on gudgeon pins. The stable was part of the house in living memory and two blocked doors denote the position of a former passage. The cowhouse has central transverse feeding passage, boarded partitions forming stalls and calves cott, low wooden mangers.


Principal partition walls are of post and panel construction although only one, in the dairy, is visible. Exposed ogee-moulded beam in dairy, exposed thick-set and closely spaced chamfered and ogee-stopped joists in the two easterly rooms. Ornate C17 doorhead between these two rooms. In the central room is a partially concealed large ovolo moulded fireplace lintel. The end room was partitioned off in the C18/C19 and a corn drying kiln built into the chimney alcove (this has largely been removed by recent alterations). Flagstone floors and early wide floorboards.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine, largely unaltered vernacular farmhouse with good internal detailing.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Outbuilding Range running E to lower Pentre Farmhouse
    Lies on the south side of a by-road leading from Painscastle to Llandewi Fach church.
  • II Cwm Farmhouse
    Remote location against hillside about 2 miles SW of Painscastle. Originally the vicarage to Llandewi Fach Church (R Haslam).
  • II* Upper House
    Set into the east rampart of the castle bailey.
  • II Castle Farmhouse
    Lies on east side of Painscastle castle immediately abutting the ramparts.
  • II U-Plan Outbuilding Range to W of Cwm Farmhouse
    Lying 91 metres to the W of the farmhouse with stream to rear.
  • II The Old Shop
    On S side of main road through the village to S of Pendre Farm.
  • II Newhouse Barn
    Very prominent barn range lying 30 yards across road to south west of Newhouse and historically belonging to it.
  • II Pendre
    Prominent village location on north side of main through road, set back on slightly rising ground.

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