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Lower Genffordd Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9799 / 51°58'47"N

Longitude: -3.2218 / 3°13'18"W

OS Eastings: 316180

OS Northings: 231975

OS Grid: SO161319

Mapcode National: GBR YX.KFGJ

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.3HMK

Plus Code: 9C3RXQHH+X7

Entry Name: Lower Genffordd Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16298

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the W side of the high road from Talgarth to Pengenffordd, placed across the slope of the hill, and overlooking a narrow valley to the W.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Genffordd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Farmhouse of the early C17. Painted rubble stone with slate roof and brick stacks. One storey and attic. Standard longhouse derived plan with a living hall with large axial stack, a passage one side to the cowhouse, now kitchen, and door to projecting stair behind stack. Divided inner rooms. Part-glazed door within added lean-to glazed porch. Similar porch covering second entrance to former cowhouse, and a further part-glazed door. Various C19 windows, 6-pane sash to living hall, and 4-pane sashes to upper floor, two within wide gables.


Large fireplace with internal oven, and chamfered fire lintel, the chamfer carried down stone jambs. Close set chamfered cross beams. Two inner rooms, one formerly a dairy, now opened to hall. Step down to kitchen. On first floor, over hall, two pairs of crucks, probably upper crucks, spaced at approximately 8ft centres, both with crossed apex. Two tiers of purlins, the purlins splay scarfed. Section of the diagonally placed ridge has a section of window head with mortices for diamond mullions bridled in.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a house containing interesting detail of the sub-medieval period.

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  • II Barn at Gwrlodde adjoining Old Farmhouse at Gwrlodde
    Located on the NE facing slope, on the W side of the farmyard, and added to the gable end of the extension at the kitchen end of Gwrlodde farmhouse.
  • II Old Farmhouse at Gwrlodde
    Located on a NE facing slope, on the S side of its farmyard, with access by farm road off the minor road from Talgarth to Pengenffordd. The farmhouse is on a cut platform on the upper end of the slop
  • II Detached Farm Building at Gwrlodde
    Located on the NE facing slope, on the E side of the farmyard, lying some 20m E of the E gable end of the farmhouse.
  • II Pendre Farmhouse
    Located at the end of the farm track, below SE entrance to the scheduled promontory fort, Talgarth Camp.
  • II Barn at Pendre Farm
    Located on the SW side of the farmyard, facing the gable end of the earlier farmhouse.
  • II Middle Genffordd
    The farm is set within its farmyard on sloping land on the N side and below the minor lane to Rh_s, leading off the upper road from Talgarth to Pengenffordd.
  • II Pen-Twyn including attached Barn
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  • II Rhos Farmhouse
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