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Sychnant Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9917 / 51°59'30"N

Longitude: -3.2048 / 3°12'17"W

OS Eastings: 317371

OS Northings: 233265

OS Grid: SO173332

Mapcode National: GBR YX.JRPG

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.D6MJ

Plus Code: 9C3RXQRW+M3

Entry Name: Sychnant Cottage

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16318

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on a platform site by the side of the road from Talgarth through a narrow dwm to Rhos fach.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Locality: Sychnant

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Tagged with: Cottage

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Farmhouse of the C17 with attached farm building now converted to Sychnant Cottage. The farmhouse is pebbledashed with slate roof. 'T'-plan, comprising a 3-bay range with main stack at the lower enc, and a rear range, probably contemporary, of 3 bays containing the service rooms, now kitchen. Central boarded door to cross passage, with parlour at uphill end heated by a gable stack with 2 diagonally set stone flues. A window with stone drip is set at the side of the stack. Three light windows with chamfered lintels and cut stops, and C19 raised and gabled dormers with 4-pane sashes. Rear wing has timber casement windows with drip stone hoods and a C19 door to the yard. Sychnant Cottage, originally a 3-bay cowhouse, has a doorway with a very heavy frame and boarded door, with recent cover strips, set against the house gable, indicating longhouse derivation. Added gable stack. Lean-to toilet.


Not accessible at time of inspection (July 1995). The lower gable stack, not opened up, is said to be large, with internal oven, and to have a blocked door leading into the former cowhouse. Chamfered cross beams to the parlour.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good C17 farmhouse notwithstanding some alterations.

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  • II Sychnant
    Located on a platform site by the side of the road from Talgarth through a narrow dwm to Rhos fach.
  • II Llanelieu Court
    Located at the end of the Cwm Rhyd-Ellywe, on the corner of the road leading up on to the Rh_s fach.
  • II Monument in churchyard of church of St Ellywe
    Located approximately 20m SW of the church in the churchyard of St. Ellywe.
  • II Wall with Niche and inscribed stone, opposite Llanelieu Court
    Located in Llanelieu, on the N side of the road to Talgarth, opposite Llanelieu Court.
  • I Church of St Ellywe
    Located at the head of the Cwm Rhyd-Ellywe, within a raised oval walled churchyard, on a small plateau beneath the Rh_s fawr.
  • II Rhos Farmhouse
    Located on an elevated plateau, former moorland, in the angle of a minor road running below Y Grib.
  • 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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