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Pen-y-Lan Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanigon, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0444 / 52°2'39"N

Longitude: -3.1271 / 3°7'37"W

OS Eastings: 322795

OS Northings: 239040

OS Grid: SO227390

Mapcode National: GBR F1.F6ZK

Mapcode Global: VH6BJ.RW55

Plus Code: 9C4R2VVF+P5

Entry Name: Pen-y-Lan Farmhouse

Listing Date: 20 June 1995

Last Amended: 20 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16125

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The house stands among its own farm buildings 1700 metres SE of Llanigon.

County: Powys

Community: Llanigon

Community: Llanigon

Locality: Wenallt

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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The house is aligned up-hill and may have originated as a long-house (Smith plan type B). This was rebuilt in two stages in the early-mid 17th century: first the hall, with its two inner rooms, then the byre end together with a front porch and cellar/2nd staircase. The two phases are comparatively close in date. The through-passage behind the hall (now living room) chimney has since been blocked at the rear and made into a dairy, now a bathroom.


Mainly rendered stone, concrete tiles, 2 storeys. W, porch door double ovolo-moulded lintel, window above with old lintel; N porch window blocked, stone label; other doors & windows C19 & C20 wood, upper dormer windows; central stone chimney. N, stone exposed, chimney has stone-coped offsets. E, the 4 lower windows including stairlight square-shaped with stone labels, original, upper windows in dormers; lean-to addition 2 dates, stone, concrete blocks, asbestos roof. S, blocked original window to gable, 4 lights with square mullions diagonally under stone label.


Doors mainly C18 & C19 planks. Plank door, handle & hinges to bathroom, C17. Deep-chamfered ceiling beams to ground-floor rooms. Hall has C17 doorframe & blocked fireplace with C17 stairs with stone treads adjacent; chamfered plank & muntin partition to inner room; beam across front of chimney has been head of a partition. Inner room, raised stone floor, formerly subdivided, remains of chamfered plank & muntin partition; C18/19 shutters to rear window. Cellar, stopped ovolo-moulded doorframe from hall, shaped inner head, original door; inner door & frame, hinges & wooden handle C17; staircase adjacent C17. 1st: head of 'cellar' stairs framed with C17 oak wainscot, scratch-moulded & matching door 6-panelled. Over kitchen, C18 partition & door.

Reasons for Listing

An interesting house dating from the first half of the 17th century, with a well-preserved plan, including the unusual feature of a porch and cellar at the front.

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  • II Barn at Pen-y-Lan
    The barn stands below the farmhouse and is one of several traditional buildings accompanying this listed house.
  • II Detached Kitchen at Cilonw Farm
    The building is situated in the farmyard at right-angles to the house and set back from the lane.
  • II Lower Wenallt
    The house is situated below the Wenallt, on steeply rising ground, behind its own farm buildings.
  • II Stables at Penyrwrlodd
    The stable-range is situated opposite the house across the lane. It is attached to another farm building.
  • II The Old House
    The house stands in open countryside SE of Llanigon, set back from the track.
  • II* Penyrwrlodd Farmhouse
    The house stands adjacent to a lane, 600 metres ESE of Llanigon Church.
  • II Wenallt-Uchaf
    The house stands high on the Wenallt at the top of a long track, partly private, overlooking a valley.
  • II Maes-Coch
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