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Latitude: 52.0357 / 52°2'8"N
Longitude: -3.1205 / 3°7'13"W
OS Eastings: 323230
OS Northings: 238070
OS Grid: SO232380
Mapcode National: GBR F1.FW0S
Mapcode Global: VH6BQ.V3N8
Entry Name: The Old House
Listing Date: 20 June 1995
Last Amended: 20 June 1995
Source ID: 16115
Building Class: Domestic
Location: The house stands in open countryside SE of Llanigon, set back from the track.
Locality: Hay Common
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The Old House originated as a long-house and was handsomely rebuilt in the 16th century in very much its present form; it incorporates one (redundant) cruck-truss from the previous house on the site which was lower and probably narrower. The hall is of 2 unequal bays, the chimney built in the shorter one, backing onto what was formerly a wide passage (Smith plan-type B). At its upper end there is an impressive timber dais reaching to the apex of the roof, although restored up to head-height. The 'lower' end survives largely intact. The hall was restored 1982 to its original open form.
Stone, stone-slate roof, 1 storey with semi-attics; roof rear fitted with roof-lights; central chimney rebuilt, stone. Lower windows modern oak frames, modern oak door in partly blocked opening; old windows under timber lintels, chamfered to hall, & stone labels to front, partly restored, deeply splayed internally; 1 built into cross-passage doorway. Lean-to stone, stone-slate. Slabby footings especially evident at & towards S end.
Interior: Hall, intermediate truss plain, chamfered tiebeam only; stout purlins partly original; fireplace plastered, deep timber lintel; dais, partition chamfered oak plank & muntin construction, 2 (of 3) tiers original, good carpenter's marks. Ceiling beams pyramidal stop-chamfers. Stout door-frame by chimney. Lower end, ceiling beams angled stop-chamfers. Above, upper part of cruck truss embedded back of chimney, poor quality, collar & yoke. Roof 3 bays, collars, tiebeams sawn off, purlins largely original. Small fireplace N gable, splayed jambs, arch cut into tiebeam. One framed partition fairly complete.
A good 16th-century long-house with many original features including a very fine and complete hall, also unusual window-sites, and interesting restoration in 1982.
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