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Latitude: 52.0086 / 52°0'30"N
Longitude: -3.2261 / 3°13'34"W
OS Eastings: 315937
OS Northings: 235170
OS Grid: SO159351
Mapcode National: GBR YX.HLD9
Mapcode Global: VH6BP.1SB3
Entry Name: Farm-building at Porthamel Farm
Listing Date: 14 August 1995
Last Amended: 14 August 1995
Source ID: 16303
Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Location: Located W of the gatehouse and SW of the farmhouse, forming the N side of the early farmyard at Porthamel.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Great Porthamel was the major medieval manor house of the area, built in the late C15, within a walled precinct, the seat of Sir William Vaughan, the first sheriff of the county. The farm building, probably of the C18 was probably originally a cowhouse, later used as stabling and now a workshop and store, and includes two reset medieval doorways, perhaps taken from the precinct wall.
Sandstone, with corrugated iron roof. Two storeys. 6 bays, extended to W with a 2-storey lean-to building, originally a granary, with external stair. Main door central on N side, with chamfered lintel, with a further blocked opening immediately to the E. Small ventilation slits, mostly blocked, and door to E gable also blocked. To rear, two re-set late medieval chamfered arched doorways, and two pitching doors above.
Tie and principal rafter trusses, with morticed collars missing. Upper floor is carried on a central runner supported at intervals by chamfered posts.
Included for group value with the listed grade I and II* gatehouse and manorial house, and for its re-use of surviving medieval work.
Other nearby listed buildings