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Poyer's Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Templeton, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7702 / 51°46'12"N

Longitude: -4.7364 / 4°44'10"W

OS Eastings: 211294

OS Northings: 211490

OS Grid: SN112114

Mapcode National: GBR CW.ZPTR

Mapcode Global: VH2P5.VRFT

Plus Code: 9C3QQ7C7+3F

Entry Name: Poyer's Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 July 1994

Last Amended: 15 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14763

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the E side of the main street of Templeton Village, immediately S of the church.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Templeton

Community: Templeton

Locality: Templeton Village

Built-Up Area: Templeton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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A farmhouse in the Henllan estate, probably of C17 origin, altered in the C19 including refenestration. There is said to be a date inscription of 1672. One of several farmhouses in Templeton village of pre-enclosure date, in which lateral chimneys are said to have been a characteristic feature.

The house was used in the C19, at least, as a public house, the Poyer's Arms. In 1889 it was marked on the Ordnance Survey plan as such but its single-storey extension to the S was marked as a smithy. There are two units in this extension, and one is said to have been a cottage withing living memory.


A substantial rubble and slate-roofed 2-storey farmhouse with colourwash to the 4-window front, facing W. There are end chimneys, the one at the S being a large chimney relating to a large hearth projecting externally. The building is particularly distinctive for its massive rendered lateral chimney (with small rebuilt stack) which projects from the front. Recessed four-panelled door to the left of the chimney. Horned 4-pane sash windows; the sills of the lower windows are almost at ground level.

Two single storey units are attached at the right, each about 4.3 m wide by 4.8 m front to rear; stone rubble masonry with slate roofs. Boarded door at left of each unit and a single enlarged window at right of each. They may have been adapted from single room cottages. Each has a chimney at the right. One recently used as a dwelling, one as a smithy.

The original rear wall of the house is thought to have a small-pane sash concealed within a later lean-to. To the right at rear is a low-roofed two-storey cross range with gabled end in which there is thought to be a horned sash window upstairs. Beneath there are barred unglazed openings to N and E.


Not accessible at time of resurvey (1996).

Reasons for Listing

Listed notwithstanding some loss of detail for vernacular plan-type and character with distinctive lateral chimney.

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