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Windsor Castle Cottage (Ty twyn)

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwernyfed, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0251 / 52°1'30"N

Longitude: -3.1661 / 3°9'58"W

OS Eastings: 320084

OS Northings: 236941

OS Grid: SO200369

Mapcode National: GBR YZ.GH8R

Mapcode Global: VH6BQ.2CKD

Plus Code: 9C4R2RGM+2G

Entry Name: Windsor Castle Cottage (Ty twyn)

Listing Date: 15 December 1995

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17071

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located on the elbow of the lane from Felindre and Tregoyd, climbing on to Tregoyd Common.

County: Powys

Community: Gwernyfed

Community: Gwernyfed

Locality: Tregoyd

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Cottage, probably of the C18.


Cottage, probably of the C18, built of rubble sandstone, painted to the front, and with a stone slate roof. One storey and attic, 2 bays, with the original parlour to the NW, downhill bay, and entrance to the living room in the SE bay with an external stone stack, now enclosed by a fuel store.

Boarded door within an open timber porch. Two light C19 windows and timber lintels, connected across the door by a projecting stone drip course with dropped ends. Similar drip course to the ground floor window on the NW gable end. Narrow six-paned dormer to the attic, and roof lights to rear.


Parlour end now kitchen and services. Spine beam through both bays, which are divided by a timber plank partition. Upper end fireplace has a chamfered fire lintel.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved example of a small hill cottage probably of the C18

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cefn Farmhouse
    Located behind farmbuildings, on the NW facing slope of the hill rising on to Common bychan. The house is attached to other farm buildings, at the upper end of a small rectangular farmyard.
  • II Cowshed at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The cowshed stands detached from the house and at one end of it.
  • II Barn at Lower Maestorglwydd
    The barn stands within the group of farm buildings; if forms an L-shape with the listed cowshed and has a later single-storey stone shed against its N end.
  • II Lower Maestorglwydd
  • II Wainhouse at Lower Maertorglwydd
    The wainhouse stands on the edge of the farm buildings and is separated from the others to W by the lane.
  • II* Middle Maestorglwydd House
    The house stands set back from the lane and at an angle to it, roughly opposite traditional farm buildings and attached to another.
  • II Tregoyd Mill House
    Located at the N end of the hamlet of Tregoyd, at the NE side of the small brook from Tregoyd Common to the Wye at Aberllynfi.
  • II Pen-yr-heol Chapel
    Located on the elevated plateau, below the Black Mountain peak Twmpa, within its well-furnished graveyard.

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