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Ty Tan-y-Derwen

A Grade II Listed Building in Meifod, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7477 / 52°44'51"N

Longitude: -3.2411 / 3°14'27"W

OS Eastings: 316320

OS Northings: 317393

OS Grid: SJ163173

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.ZZ2C

Mapcode Global: WH798.56WD

Plus Code: 9C4RPQX5+3H

Entry Name: Ty Tan-y-Derwen

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15982

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the N slope of the Nant-y-meichiaid, at its E end.

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Community: Meifod

Locality: Nantymeichiaid

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Farmhouse. C16 or C17. Timber framed with colourwashed infill panels, slate roof. One storey and attic, 3 bays, Type C lobby-entry plan, of two builds, that including and to the right of the main stack set on low sill walls, with high stone sill at rear, and the 2 bays to left of stack, with framing set on a higher stone sill. Weatherboarded outbuilding at left end, including a cart house, and single storey outbuilding over a secondary entrance on the right gable. Timber framed outshut on left build.

Gabled open porch, with shaped doorhead, and sides with wide arch and central pendant, now enclosed with boarding. Boarded door. Framing 4 small panels high. E gable jettied on four corbels, the two centre carved with elementary masks. Paned three-light windows, and gabled dormer to left of porch, and a window under the left jetty. One window with original moulded applied sill, replicated with others, and most windows have an applied bracketed hood board. The significance of the two builds is not clear but the parlour end is perhaps a rebuild of later C17 to provide higher quality accommodation with a more impressive gable end.


Main living hall to left of entrance has ceiling divided into 6 compartments by chamfered beams. Rear compartment contains the stair. Post and panel partition divides room from an inner room, and appears to have been moved to enlarge the inner room. This retains post, but division wall now removed.
The parlour to the right of the entrance, now the kitchen, has 2 parallel chamfered spine beams and the fireplace this side of the major stack contains a bread oven on the back wall. The roof trusses have struts from tie to collar, assembly marked with a chisel, and mortices for windbraces to purlins, and central cruck truss to living hall.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of the standard early C17 Type C Montgomeryshire farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ysgubor Coed-Oer-Le
    Located in the floor of the valley of the Brogan, with a slight earthwork agger leading directly to the A.490 at Bryngwyn Cottages, and close to a small moat.
  • II Bryn-Derwen Hall
    Located in its own parkland, off the A.490 main Bwlch-y-cibau to Llanfyllin road, on an eminence with views to the NE and SE.
  • II Nant-y-Meichiaid Farmhouse
    Located on a platform site on the N side of the valley, facing E.
  • II Bryn-Derwen Lodge
    Located behind the entrance to the driveway to Bryn-derwen Hall.
  • II Lower Peniarth
    A large farm located on the S side of the valley near the valley floor of the Colwyn Brook, with the parlour end downhill.
  • II Pentre Farm
    To N of A 490, approximately 700m E of Y Dolydd.
  • II Drinking Fountain
    Located on the grass verge opposite the Lych Gate of Christ Church parish church.
  • II Lych-Gate to Christ Church Parish Church
    Located at the crossroads at the centre of the village, and the corner of the sloping churchyard.

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