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Rhos Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9773 / 51°58'38"N

Longitude: -3.2017 / 3°12'6"W

OS Eastings: 317554

OS Northings: 231659

OS Grid: SO175316

Mapcode National: GBR YY.KLF8

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.GK7L

Plus Code: 9C3RXQGX+W8

Entry Name: Rhos Farmhouse

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16301

Building Class: Domestic

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

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Genffordd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Built in the late C17/early C18 by a High Sheriff of Breconshire.


Farmhouse of the late C17/early C18. Rubble stone with slate roof. Two storeys, hall with lateral stack and service room at W end, supplemented by later lean-to extensions to gable end and on N side, and a parlour at the upper end, to which is added a 2-storey 1-bay wing with gable stack. Wide 6-panelled door to lower end of hall. Transomed paned windows, most with timber lintels but segmental head to service room, and drip mould over rear window. Three transomed 2-light C17 windows to first floor on N side. Open eaves, the bearers painted red.


Not accessible at time of inspection (March 1995). Said to contain a fine late C17 staircase with original dog gate in situ, and other features.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial farmhouse of the late C17/early C18, on the edge of the uncultivated and unenclosed uplands.

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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 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 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 Sychnant
    Located on a platform site by the side of the road from Talgarth through a narrow dwm to Rhos fach.
  • II Sychnant Cottage
    Located on a platform site by the side of the road from Talgarth through a narrow dwm to Rhos fach.

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