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Pen-Twyn including attached Barn

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9734 / 51°58'24"N

Longitude: -3.2119 / 3°12'42"W

OS Eastings: 316847

OS Northings: 231238

OS Grid: SO168312

Mapcode National: GBR YX.KXLG

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.8NVL

Plus Code: 9C3RXQFQ+86

Entry Name: Pen-Twyn including attached Barn

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16300

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the minor lane leading off the upper road from Talgarth to Pengenffordd in the direction of Rh_s.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Genffordd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Farmhouse and attached farm buildings of c1700, modernised probably in early C19 and raised from 1 storeys to 2 storeys. Longhouse derived type B plan with original cross passage behind stack, hall and inner room. Added kitchen-dairy on rear. Beyond the cross passage, 3-bay farm building, extended forward under extension of roof.


Colourwashed rubble stonework with stone slate roof to the barn and slate roof to the farmhouse. Central part-glazed door under gabled canopy. Two light C19 windows. Door to passage, and large cart doors to farm building, to left of which is extended in rubble, to provide lean-to with one front and one end door.

Barn is of 3 bays, with cart doors front and back in bay nearest the house, and has triangular vents in gable end and to rear.


Entry originally at side of stack from cross passage. Hall has chamfered beams to cross beam, probably the position of the post and panel partition which has been moved back, perhaps when stack rebuilt. Inner room elevated by 1 step. Added rear kitchen has gable stack with side bread oven, and blocked window on NE side with seats in the splayed reveals.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as retaining the well-preserved character of a c1700 Breconshire farmhouse.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • 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 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 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 Rhos Farmhouse
    Located on an elevated plateau, former moorland, in the angle of a minor road running below Y Grib.
  • 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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