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Barn at Park Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Guilsfield, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6932 / 52°41'35"N

Longitude: -3.1824 / 3°10'56"W

OS Eastings: 320180

OS Northings: 311268

OS Grid: SJ201112

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.3K4G

Mapcode Global: WH79H.2KTP

Plus Code: 9C4RMRV9+72

Entry Name: Barn at Park Farm

Listing Date: 22 February 1995

Last Amended: 22 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15808

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: Located 50m to the SW of Park Farmhouse.

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Community: Guilsfield

Locality: Groes-Lwyd

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Barn C15 or early C16, of four bays, the two NW bays being narrower, attached to other, later, farm buildings at the NW end. The barn probably constituted the original house, which was replaced in the C17 by the present farmhouse.


Brick and weatherboarding with slate roof, and new entry at south gable end.


Four pairs of heavy cruck blades in matching pairs, erected from the N end on timber sills, and trenched for 2 tiers of purlins. Each pair has low tie beam and framing to the collar, with raking struts near the apex, but third couple seems to have had large curving struts from the tie to the upper section of the blades. Apex joined by a yoke, set slightly lower, and carrying a ridge piece set diagonally. Mortices on shoulders for timber horizontal rail of the original wall. Inset apex may have been a smoke louvre. 'Dais' partition is square framed with a single door.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important medieval domestic survival which has been downgraded to serve as a barn.

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