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Great House

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9964 / 51°59'47"N

Longitude: -3.2331 / 3°13'59"W

OS Eastings: 315437

OS Northings: 233826

OS Grid: SO154338

Mapcode National: GBR YW.JJNV

Mapcode Global: VH6BV.X25W

Entry Name: Great House

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16283

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located S and backing on to Cottage Road, within its own grounds, set gable end on to the main road.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Built-Up Area: Talgarth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Exterior

Large farmhouse of the early C19, but of earlier origins, of rubble stone and slate roof. Three storeys, 3 symmetrical window bays. Central beaded panel door with margin glazed overlight. Sixteen paned sashes in openings with slightly cambered heads, 4 x 3 paned sashes to second floor. Boarded eaves. Gable stack to left (W) and a stack on the rear pitch at the E end. The elevation is continued to the W by a single storey outbuilding, now separate accommodation. C20 canopy on brackets over a half-glazed door, casement windows.

To the rear a single storey outshut along the whole length of the main building, the pitch of the roof later raised and slated. C20 windows and door.

Interior

Said to have evidence of late C17 or early C18 origins.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsome and well preserved C19 building of early origins, a major house of the town.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Great House Barn
    Large 'L'-plan red brick farm building in rubble-walled yard, beside the A.479 and River Enig running NW from the centre of Talgarth. New Street lies to the N, and Cottage Lane to the S.
  • II Glanant
    Located along the left (W) bank of the River Enig, immediately N of Talgarth Bridge.
  • II Bridge House
    Located along the left (W) bank of the River Enig, immediately N of Talgarth Bridge.
  • II* Tower House including attached shop
    Located at the corner of the Square, at the side of the A479, adjoining the bridge over the River Enig.
  • II Talgarth Bridge
    Located at the centre of the town, spanning the River Enig, and adjoining the Tower House.
  • II Telephone Call-box on The Square
    On E side of The Square in the centre of the town; to N of Town Hall.
  • II Former Shop at Olde Mason's Arms P.H.
    Located on the N side of Back Lane, at right angles to the Olde Mason's Arms public house, sharing the same cobbled forecourt.
  • II Talgarth Mill
    Located on the right bank of the river Enig, about 50m above Talgarth Bridge, with access at the side of the Town Hall.

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