History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Cil Bach

A Grade II Listed Building in Meifod, Powys

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.7254 / 52°43'31"N

Longitude: -3.2075 / 3°12'27"W

OS Eastings: 318543

OS Northings: 314873

OS Grid: SJ185148

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.1BZM

Mapcode Global: WH798.PRSK

Plus Code: 9C4RPQGR+4X

Entry Name: Cil Bach

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15965

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on low lying ground in the part-township of Cil.

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Community: Meifod

Locality: Cilmawr

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Find accommodation in


C16 and C17. Timber framed with some brick, slate roof. Two storeys, 'L'-plan, probably originally a 2-bay lobby entry building to which a large living room was added at right angles, when the original S room was remodelled, perhaps after a fire, providing a decorative gable to the road.


Forward gable has close studding to ground floor and diagonal bracing to upper floor and gable. Later entrance in re-entrant angle, a boarded door. Timber and some PVC windows. E gable of brick with lean-to to ground floor containing present entrance. Central brick stack. The W wall of the forward parlour rebuilt c.1992.


Hall-kitchen to right of original lobby entry has 2 longitudinal chamfered beams. Reworked front parlour on left has twin deep chamfered spine beams and chamfered and stopped joists. Bolection moulded door and a C17 fielded-panel corner cupboard with arched doors and cyma cornice, and shaped internal shelves. Unusual Art-nouveau chimneypiece with repouss_e copper panels. Original stair to rear of stack replaced. Added room has high ceiling with chamfered spine beam and joists, and a gable fireplace with another early C20 surround, the stack removed. The front chamber over the parlour has straight windbraces to purlin and wall plate. Scratch moulded door.

Reasons for Listing

A small farmhouse included particularly for the interest in its high standard remodelling in the early-mid C17, retaining good interior fittings.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cwm Farmhouse
    Located on a slightly elevated position on the S side of the Vyrnwy valley, on a sharp bend of the road.
  • II Straw Barn at Cwm
    Located on the SE side of the farmyard to Cwm, which lies immediately SW of the farmhouse.
  • II Pont Ysgawrhyd
    Located on the main Meifod to Welshpool Road crossing the Dyffryn Meifod.
  • II Mile Post
    Located in the road verge under the hedge, on the straight section of road across the valley between Pont Ysgawrhyd and Ystumcolwyn.
  • II Tan-y-Fron
    Located behind a large front garden overlooking the road.
  • II* Cruck-framed farm-building at Ystum Colwyn
    Ystum Colwyn Farm is at the eastern angle of the junction of the A490 and the A495 NE of Meifod. The cruck-framed farm-buildings bounds the SW side of the farmyard, SE of the house.
  • II Stable Building at Ystumcolwyn Farm
    Located on the N side of the farmhouse, in line and W of the brewhouse block.
  • II Brewhouse Range at Ystumcolwyn Farm
    Located on the N side of the farm buildings, in line and to the NE of the stable building, and facing towards the house.

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.