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Wegnall Old Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Presteigne (Llanandras), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2619 / 52°15'42"N

Longitude: -2.9931 / 2°59'35"W

OS Eastings: 332316

OS Northings: 263096

OS Grid: SO323630

Mapcode National: GBR B6.ZPSF

Mapcode Global: VH773.2DJX

Entry Name: Wegnall Old Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 May 1972

Last Amended: 26 March 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 8957

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Close by Hindwell Brook (marking the English border) and reached by an irregular farm track from the Presteigne to Kington road.

County: Powys

Community: Presteigne (Llanandras)

Community: Presteigne

Locality: Wegnall

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

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Little altered timber-framed L-plan house dating from about 1600, possibly built by Hugh Rodd, brother of Richard Rodd of Herefordshire. 2 storeys, rubble footings, close studding, 1st floor jettied with partly moulded-jetty beam on curved brackets. Infilled 1st floor doorway with arched lintel (2-storey porch now removed), main entrance with boarded and studded door. 2 windows wide, cantilevered 6-light oriels planted on bracket supports under cill beams, leaded lights. One 3-light window flush-set to left. Corrugated-iron roofs, massive rubble stack to right gable with 4 diagonal stems, smaller stack to left side. Lean-to rubble extensions to left and right ends.

Rear elevations with similar detailing, rear wing jettied over ground floor with corner brackets under beam (upper floors temporarily covered).

In progress of restoration from use as a farm store.


Internal plan-form has hall and kitchen on the main front separated by an entrance passage, and a parlour in the rear wing with a great chamber over. All the main rooms were heated by fireplaces of dressed stone, internal square-framed partition walls with wattle and daub infill, stop-chamfered joists, wooden bressumers, stairs in fireplace gable end etc.

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