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Allt Goch Isaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Meifod, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7462 / 52°44'46"N

Longitude: -3.2876 / 3°17'15"W

OS Eastings: 313177

OS Northings: 317286

OS Grid: SJ131172

Mapcode National: GBR 9T.037Z

Mapcode Global: WH797.G7PJ

Plus Code: 9C4RPPW6+FX

Entry Name: Allt Goch Isaf

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15977

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on a platform site at high elevation (265m) looking SE over the valley and the Brogan.

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Community: Meifod

Locality: Nantymeichiad

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Single bay hall house with a cowhouse of the later medieval period, probably C15, timber framed with weatherboarding, and some brick and stone. Slate roof to dwelling, corrugated iron on the 3 south bays.
House now of 'L'-plan, comprising a 5-bay cruck construction at right angles to the slope of the land, with a room on the inner bay attached to the E with a very large stone stack, the external walls collapsed. Behind the stack, in the main NW-SE range, a parlour and inner room now divided by an inserted C19 brick stack, the range continuing to the SE as a 3-bay cowhouse, probably originally part of the dwelling. Last occupied c.1952.

Timber framed walling with brick and lath and daub infilling to parlour NE wall, C20 brick to SW side. Collapsed room originally on brick footings, and appears to have been extended eastwards by farm buildings.
One surviving window to inner room. Rear wall, partly cut into the hillside, originally had a cruck truss of which one blade and part of the tie beam remain standing.
The weatherboarded 3-bay section to the S was last used as a cowhouse, but end gable now open.


Parlour has the original large slate flagged floor and deeply chamfered main beams dividing the ceiling into 6 sections with counterlaid chamfered joists. Fine chamfered post and panel screen with end doorway divides the room from the accommodation to the S, later the cowhouse. A stair occupied the back (NW) section. Brick stack probably inserted in early-mid C19, with small iron range at parlour side. The inner room, partly cut into the hill, has a post and panel partition facing up the back of the large stone stack of the wing.
Cowhouse has 3 full pairs of crucks and a light timber frame to the SW gable end, truss 1, over the screen to the parlour, has the blades erected on and tenoned to a transverse sill, and with a morticed tie beam carrying 3 tall struts to the collar, also morticed, infilled with lath and plaster. Yoke apex. The truss has a scotch on the SE side. The wall plate for the originally timber framed walls is housed on a ledge cut into the blades. Two tiers of purlins, the lower carried on a spur rafter (renewed), the upper trenched. The struts have assembly marks, a ticked VIII. The second couple has both morticed tie and collar now missing. the blades are also erected on a transverse sill and have scotches on the SE face. Type L1 yoke apex. The 3rd cruck couple is a full frame, also originally closed, but with a raised doorway through under the collar. The head of both blades is missing, perhaps an end truss with a half-hipped roof. The SE bay has an under-storey at ground level.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a surviving example of a later-mediaeval cruck framed dwelling.

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