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Pentre Farmhouse, with attached farm range.

A Grade II Listed Building in Maesteg, Bridgend

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Latitude: 51.592 / 51°35'31"N

Longitude: -3.6598 / 3°39'35"W

OS Eastings: 285116

OS Northings: 189435

OS Grid: SS851894

Mapcode National: GBR H9.BS5Z

Mapcode Global: VH5H3.J72W

Plus Code: 9C3RH8RR+R3

Entry Name: Pentre Farmhouse, with attached farm range.

Listing Date: 12 June 1992

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11373

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In Cwm Cerdin. The farm is reached from the village of Llangynwyd, along a road running N from a junction with the Pyle Road, 600m W of the church.

County: Bridgend

Town: Maesteg

Community: Maesteg

Community: Maesteg

Locality: Pentre

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Built on a downhill platform site in the early-mid C17, with a later rear outshut. A farm occupying this site is shown on the Rees map of Wales.


Built of sandstone rubble and pebbledashed, the farm range remaining as stone. Slate roofs. House of 1 storey and attic, 2 bays, with in-line contemporary stable and cowhouse. The house elevation to the S is symmetrical, probably early C19, with central boarded door under a pent roof, and to either side a 12-pane sash window with cambered heads and stone sills. Two raised gabled casement dormers light the upper floor. Part external added gable stack at the lower end, this gable being rendered. Attached, the stable with a wide door, and window, and a hayloft over, and the cowhouse, with boulder foundations at the upper end, has a central feeding walk, and stable doors each end, all openings with later yellow brick cambered heads. Paned window to the tallet over the cowhouse. The walls of the farm range were raised, probably in the early C19.


The house has its major stack at the upper end with a chamfered fire lintel, set against the stable wall, with an added stack to the lower parlour, which is divided off by a split oak lath partition. Pair of large 'A'-frame trusses with chamfered lower edges and trenched purlins. Chamfered tie beams and reed-moulded joists. Stone stair originally behind the stack, but now against the rear wall. Large chimney opening with stop-chamfered fire lintel and cast iron range. Rear dairy lean-to with stone floor and shelves.
The farm range has cross beams supporting the upper floor

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved plan form of a C17 farmhouse with central entry and farm range, retaining well preserved C17 internal structural features, in an area where few such farmhouses survive.

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