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A Grade II Listed Building in Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.809 / 52°48'32"N

Longitude: -3.388 / 3°23'16"W

OS Eastings: 306534

OS Northings: 324399

OS Grid: SJ065243

Mapcode National: GBR 6N.W5HV

Mapcode Global: WH78S.XNTD

Plus Code: 9C4RRJ56+JQ

Entry Name: Cwmwr-uchaf

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 23 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15620

Building Class: Domestic

Location: About 2km W of Penybontfawr, to N of B4396.

County: Powys

Community: Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr)

Community: Pen-y-bont-Fawr

Locality: Cwmwr-uchaf

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A farmhouse probably of the C17; in 1839 it was recorded (homestead, fold, gardens etc) as a tenancy occupied by Robert Jones with about 70 acres (28.35 hectares), in the estate of Hugh Davies Griffiths esq.


C17 farmhouse. Stone (painted) with heavy boulder foundations, slate roof, stone end chimneys. Two storeys, 3 windows; 3 first floor metal casements set at eaves. Roughly central doorway has heavy wooden frame with chamfers; gabled hood, wide boarded door. To each side of door, broad 3-light casement window without glazing bars; between door and L window is smaller window with 8-pane fixed small-pane glazing; to extreme L, small fireplace window. L gable end has corrugated iron lean-to, and small first floor window, stone stack; R gable end has large projecting chimney with small window to L (front). Outshut rear; ground floor has roughly central doorway with window to each side.


Not re-inspected at resurvey, but hallway has wooden stair with shaped splat balusters. One room to each side of hallway, each with stone flag floor, heavy chamfered beams and joists, large fireplace. Timber-framed wall between main rooms and outshut (large square panels); similar timber-framed partitions.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as good example of vernacular farmhouse with well-preserved interiors.

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  • II Barn Range at Cwmwr-uchaf
    Approximately 50 m to east of Cwmwr-uchaf farmhouse, about 2km W of Pen-y-bont-fawr, to N of B4396.
  • II Farmhouse with attached Cruck Barn at Peniarth-uchaf
    In the farmyard of Peniarth-uchaf, reached by a minor road and a farm lane about 1 km west of the village of Penybontfawr.
  • II Ty-brith
    At the roadside at north of the B4396, 1 km north-east of the church of St Illog. Small walled enclosure at front with entrance at side; nearby partly ruinous farm buildings.
  • II Barn at Glanhafan-fawr
    To south of the house at Glanhafan-fawr.
  • II Glanhafan-fawr farmhouse
    At the rear of a farmyard at the east side of the Tanat Valley, reached by the B4391; about 2 km north-west of the village of Penybontfawr. Front garden with low wall.
  • II Siambr-wen
    To the west side of the minor road from Penybontfawr to Cwm Fedw, about 1 km south-west of the village.
  • II Bryn Glas
    To south side of the B4391, about 1 km east of the village of Llangynog. Small yard and farm range at rear.
  • II Llangynog Bridge
    To south of the village of Llangynog, carrying the B4391 aross the Afon Tanat.

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