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Lower Maestorglwydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanigon, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0302 / 52°1'48"N

Longitude: -3.1533 / 3°9'11"W

OS Eastings: 320975

OS Northings: 237496

OS Grid: SO209374

Mapcode National: GBR F0.G6GL

Mapcode Global: VH6BQ.97BG

Plus Code: 9C4R2RJW+3M

Entry Name: Lower Maestorglwydd

Listing Date: 20 June 1995

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16118

Building Class: Domestic

County: Powys

Community: Llanigon

Community: Llanigon

Locality: Maestorglwydd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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The house is of two dates probably in the early and mid 17th century, with the building break visible in the non-alignment of the rear wall; the part of the house 'below' the cross-passage is the younger and significantly it is the narrower. Both builds formerly had ovolo-moulded window mullions. The house has a P Smith type-B plan, with a chimney backing onto the entry passage. The exterior walls have been concealed behind modern render and the interior extensively disguised in recent refitting.


The house is of one storey with a semi-attic upper floor, rendered, with a concrete tile roof. Square-shaped central stone chimney, 2nd one on N gable-end. On W, stone labels over mezzanine stair-light & central door, now a window. Lean-to shed against N end.


The former hall in S part has an ovolo-moulded ceiling beam and other stop-chamfered beams; the inner room has exposed plain joists. The N room, rebuilt mid-C17 as parlour, 5 ovolo-moulded ceiling beams with unusual shaped stops, splayed fireplace with arched timber lintel moulded to match beams. 2 Doors C19 panelled. Chimneyside stairs rebuilt C19. Old roof trusses partly visible S build.

Reasons for Listing

Listed notwithstanding external alterations for the special interest of the surviving 17th-century ground-plan and the parlour which is a handsome 17th-century room.

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  • II Cowshed at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The cowshed stands detached from the house and at one end of it.
  • II Barn at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The barn stands within the group of farm buildings; if forms an L-shape with the listed cowshed and has a later single-storey stone shed against its N end.
  • II Wainhouse at Lower Maertorglwydd
    The wainhouse stands on the edge of the farm buildings and is separated from the others to W by the lane.
  • II* Middle Maestorglwydd House
    The house stands set back from the lane and at an angle to it, roughly opposite traditional farm buildings and attached to another.
  • II* Middle Maestorglwydd Barn
    The barn stands adjacent and at an angle to the lane, some 250 metres NNE of Middle Maestorglwydd.
  • II Upper Maestorglwydd Farmhouse
    The house stands adjacent to a small group of farm buildings at the top end of a private track.
  • II Windsor Castle Cottage (Ty twyn)
    Located on the elbow of the lane from Felindre and Tregoyd, climbing on to Tregoyd Common.
  • II Cefn Farmhouse
    Located behind farmbuildings, on the NW facing slope of the hill rising on to Common bychan. The house is attached to other farm buildings, at the upper end of a small rectangular farmyard.

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