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Middle Heldre Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Trewern, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6845 / 52°41'4"N

Longitude: -3.066 / 3°3'57"W

OS Eastings: 328032

OS Northings: 310182

OS Grid: SJ280101

Mapcode National: GBR B3.3XH5

Mapcode Global: WH79J.WS4B

Entry Name: Middle Heldre Farmhouse

Listing Date: 24 January 1995

Last Amended: 24 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15646

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on the northern side of Heldre Hill approximately 1.5km south of Trewern village.

County: Powys

Community: Trewern (Tre-wern)

Community: Trewern

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

C16 or early C17 2-storey and attic timber framed farmhouse with rendered front and a slate roof. Plan consists of a short wide hall block with a 2-bay cross wing. Two storey porch opposite main 4-flue stack, originally open, now containing a stair-hall. Heavy framing, the cross wing has a jettied gable.

Interior

Deeply chamfered beams with check and scoop stops, the hall originally underdrawn with plaster, but chamfered and stopped joists to the cross wing, the chamfer returning along the perimeter wall bressumer. Jowled posts. Many original plank doors. Central first floor wing has bar stopped chamfers. Roof has double tier of purlins over the hall range and single tier with straight windbraces to the wing. Chamber over porch. Cellar under S bay of cross wing.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good and largely complete example of a late C16-C17 house, apparently of one build.

Other nearby listed buildings

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  • II* Grotto at Maesfron
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  • II Gazebo at Maesfron
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  • II Maesfron
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  • II Outbuilding at the Olde Post Office
    Outbuilding lying immediately west and in front of The Olde Post Office, with the gable end to the road, now used as a store and drying room.
  • II Outbuilding at The Olde Post Office
    Outbuilding lying immediately west and in front of The Olde Post Office, with the gable end to the road, now used as a store and drying room.
  • II The Olde Post Office
    Situated above the road and to the north-east of Maesfron.
  • II Bryn Caredig
    Situated above the road and to the north-east of Maesfron.

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