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Gelli-siriol farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangynwyd Middle (Llangynwyd - Canol), Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.5797 / 51°34'47"N

Longitude: -3.623 / 3°37'22"W

OS Eastings: 287634

OS Northings: 188011

OS Grid: SS876880

Mapcode National: GBR HB.CPDQ

Mapcode Global: VH5H4.5K0B

Plus Code: 9C3RH9HG+VQ

Entry Name: Gelli-siriol farmhouse

Listing Date: 8 May 1975

Last Amended: 8 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11329

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The large farmhouse is set on a platform site above the Afon Llynfi valley, and is reached by a long farm track leading E off the A4063 Bridgend Road approximately 750m S of Pont-rhyd-y-cyff crossroad

County: Bridgend

Town: Llangynwyd Middle

Community: Llangynwyd Middle (Llangynwyd - Canol)

Community: Llangynwyd Middle

Locality: Pont-rhyd-y-cyff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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An early house on the site was rebuilt in the early C17, and extended by a further narrow bay to the E in the mid-late C17 incorporating a lateral stair. A 1-bay extension, perhaps a dairy, was added to the N side of the hall, and a smaller, perhaps originally lean-to porch added on the S in the late C18, the latter enclosing the original entrance to a lobby beside the stack. The building has been extensively modernised in the 1990s, including the addition of a further bay at the E end, and small additions on the N and S sides at the W end.


Built of Pennant sandstone, partially coursed, set on boulder footings, with a slate roof replacing stone tiles. Originally 1 storey and attic, now two storeys, the main elevation facing S. Front entrance a round arched opening enclosed in a gabled porch. Plain chamfered mullioned windows of precast stone with label hoods, replacing the original ovolo-moulded stone - 3-light on the S elevation of the hall, 2-light to the chamber over, and a similar plain-chamfered window is installed in the gable of the 1990's extension at the E end. A stone relieving arch runs over the hall window. Other paned casement timber windows, including 2 new windows on the N side, but a small slit window lights the external stair extension. Stone stacks.


Reported in RCAHM survey of 1972 to have, in the central living hall, round headed doorways to each side of the central stack, a timber fire lintel over the principal fireplace and reed-moulded ceiling joists with ornate curved-fillet stops. Flagged floor. Roof has tie beam and principal rafters with a notch-lapped jointed collar supporting 3 tiers of trenched purlins. The E room has a voussoired round arched doorway to the stair in the angle.

Reasons for Listing

Included as good example of the larger farmhouse of the Llynfi Valley, with some original features.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n-y-waun farmhouse
    The farm lies immediately to the S of the housing estate on the W side of the A4063 Bridgend Road at Pont-rhyd-y-cyff. The access drive lies close to and parallel to Heol Ty'n'y'waun. The house stands
  • II Cefn-ydfa farmhouse and adjoining ruins.
    The house stands on a platform site, on the NE slope of Mynnydd Baiden, and is reached by a long driveway from the A4063 between the Shwt turn and the Bridgend Paper Mills.
  • II Ty Isaf
    Situated near the SW boundary of the community on the hillside above the Llynfi Valley near the hamlet of Shwt, down a farm track off the rural lane linking the early farmsteads of this area.
  • II Tyle-coch
    Approximately 1.5 km NW of Bettws and 2 km SE of Llangynwyd, down a short farm track off an old country lane linking a number of early farmsteads.
  • II Pont-y-rhyd-ddu (partly in Garw Valley community)
    The bridge carries the road to Shwt, Bettws and Llangeinor across the Afon Llyvni, near the road junction with the A4063.

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