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Middle Genffordd

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9749 / 51°58'29"N

Longitude: -3.2111 / 3°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 316905

OS Northings: 231403

OS Grid: SO169314

Mapcode National: GBR YX.KQ48

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.9M8F

Plus Code: 9C3RXQFQ+WH

Entry Name: Middle Genffordd

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16299

Building Class: Domestic

Location: 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.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Genffordd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Farmhouse and attached farm buildings, originally C16/C17, altered and extended in the C19. Rubble sandstone with slate roofs. One storey and attic. The house is of 2 window bays, with single storey buildings, now the kitchen, at the lower end, and a building, now a garage, attached at the upper end. Early/mid C19 2-storey building containing sitting room added at right angles to rear. Glazed door to former hall, and C20 windows.


Entrance behind gable stack, boarded door with one light, set in chamfered stone doorcase. Central cross beam. Door at side of main stack leads to living hall, with ogee moulded cross beams and a stone winding stair at SE side of stack. Stack not opened up. Post and panel partition with doors at both ends with segmental shaped heads and centre small half-round pendant. Inner room of 2 bays with gable stack, now store. The stair is carried on a squint beam in the corner of the kitchen, indicating the latter was always part of the house. On upper floor, two cruck couples, probably upper crucks, set approximately 2.4m apart, the apex not visible above ceiling level. Two tiers of purlins.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a farmhouse with a well preserved sub-medieval interior, including raised or upper crucks.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pen-Twyn including attached Barn
    Located on the minor lane leading off the upper road from Talgarth to Pengenffordd in the direction of Rh_s.
  • 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 Rhos Farmhouse
    Located on an elevated plateau, former moorland, in the angle of a minor road running below Y Grib.
  • 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 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 Lower Genffordd Farmhouse
    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.
  • 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.

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